Two types of lines are used in tenkara fly-fishing: traditional tenkara lines, and tenkara level lines. These lines are a green/gray color .
Tenkara level lines are made of fluorocarbon. Our lines have been selected based on their improved castability and good visibility. While we always recommend you try the traditional lines, tenkara level lines have the advantages of being less expensive, they may be cut to the desired length depending on river size and fishing conditions and are easier to cast against wind. Because they are so light, they can be kept off the water more easily, thus, only fly and tippet will touch the water.
Our level lines come in a spool with *35 feet (10.6m) of line (*length may vary slightly, as these are wound by hand), which should be enough for two lines. We suggest one of the same length as the rod, another about 1.5 times longer. To the end of the line, simply add between 2 and 6 feet of tippet.
What do these numbers mean?
We have decided to use the original Japanese classification system. The #3.5 line is roughly equivalent to 12lb fluorocarbon and the #4.5 roughly 17lb test. Back in time, when anglers used silkworm gut (tegusu), and other fibers, lines were classified their actual weight, not the diameter (e.g. how much a certain amount of line weighed). In 1955, a standard was proposed where a #1 line was set to be 0.165mm and #10 line was set as 0.520mm. Today, line diameters not strictly standardized, and we chose the lines based on casting characteristics and color.
#3.5 0.320mm .0125"
Made in Japan
1% of the sale price of this line will go directly to conservation efforts.