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Using the Tenkara line keeping devices

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Using Tenkara Line Keeping Devices


When you need to transport your fully rigged Tenkara rod it is easy to get tangled. Storing your Tenkara line while you’re on the water is a crucial step to having a good day. There are plenty of different ways to do this, and all of them are viable techniques to help you store your line while you’re out on the water.

Let’s explore a few of the most popular line keeping devices, how to use them, and why they’re so important.


Traditional Storage Spool

A traditional Tenkara line storage spool is just that: a simple spool that’s designed to store your line in a simple, no-frills fashion. Wild Water Tenkara packages come with storage spools made from foam, which both dry your line and allow you to put flies on the spool for easy access.

Traditional spools have been around for a long time, and they’re still used today because they’re one of (if not the most) effective ways to store your Tenkara line. These storage spools make getting around while on the water a breeze, and they store your line very effectively.


Rod Ties

The other main method of storing your Tenkara line is with rod ties. Wild Water Tenkara packages all come with rod ties. These attach to the butt section of your rod using o-rings and allow you to wrap the line around the two ties. While not as popular as traditional storage spools, rod ties can offer a little bit more flexibility and are a good alternative if you’re looking for something different.


Rod ties aren’t quite as low-profile as a traditional storage spool, and more of your line is exposed – this means that there’s always a chance of your line getting caught on something while you’re walking the river banks. Rod ties aren’t the prettiest solution, but they get the job done and are a favorite for some fly anglers.


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