This rod is neither a tenkara rod or a spey rod. It’s too big and clunky to cast tenkara style for trout in the headwaters and it doesn’t have a reel so it can’t shoot line for spey fishing. False advertising from the manufacturer who clearly knows nothing about both Tenkara or Spey fishing. Bummer.
I took this fishing rod (9' #10)for a two week trip to the Kola Peninsula in the hunt for salmon. She gave me the fight of my life! Rod minimizes the attempts of the salmon to escape, but I still lost her. Great fishing rod!!!
I used this reel for bonefish and it worked great. It is super light and easy to use on the flats.
This is an absolutely awesome fly reel! It's build like a tank and will last several lifetimes. It looks stunning on bamboo rods, but while a bit heavier than the modern aluminum counterparts, it balances nicely during casting. The line included with the reel is a high quality Scientific Anglers Mastery line in the weight of your choice. If you've got a few extra bucks to invest in a fine reel, this is the one!
I have owned my 811 for about 4 years now and have put it through the mill. I am not the most graceful of people, I have dropped it on several occasions, smacked it up against rocks, even dropped my rod in the river as it rolled down the current and ended on the bottom of a deep pool. We fished it out and it wasn't even dented! Love this reel!