Our Zako or “small fish” rod is perfect for hikers, backpackers or any small stream enthusiast. At only 19 inches long you will never have to leave home without it. These tenkara rods telescope out to twelve foot and have a 5:5 flex, which is similar to a one weight western fly rod. The line is connected directly to the rod tip eliminating the need for a reel making this setup streamlined and elegant. Spend more time on the water and less time setting up.