Furled or Level Lines?
Most people want to know which line is best for them. Truth be told, both will catch fish and both will turn over a fly with a Tenkara Fishing rod. Furled lines create a very delicate cast and need less muscle to get the line to extend out. Level lines let you customize the length as you go. Both lines will easily last a full season of Tenkara Fishing and both are designed to have very low memory, so should you get a snag when you break off they won't coil up. Level lines have less bulk and good density so they sink well if you want to fish deeper and they are more resistant to being blown around in the wind. On most of our Tenkara Adventures, we have some of each along to match the situation. One coil of Level and a couple Furled lines will tackle any Tenkara Fishing Adventure.
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Furled Tenkara-Fishing Lines
Loon Payette Paste
When you need your furled line to float, keeping your dry fly on the top, coat it with a little bit of Payette Paste. Its thicker consistency stays put on leader, tippet, indicators and flies. When applied, it gives hackles and leaders a silky-smooth, water-resistant coating. Temperature stable. 1/4 ounce
Level Tenkara-Fishing Lines
Level Line Size #3 Hi-Vis Lime Green
Picking level line gives you some options. Size #3 fluorocarbon in 30' mini-coil on a foam line spool lets you pick the length of line you want to fish. Cut 10ft,12ft,15ft, or whatever length you want from the coil to fish the size of stream you are on. Add a few feet of tippet, your favorite fly and you are set to go. Stretch the line lightly before fishing to give you the most delicate casts. Hi Vis Lime Green color, this is the top quality level line from Japan.
Premium Line Spools
Strait from Japan this premium line spools are the best grade ones we could find. High density foam with a sturdy ring of plastic with slits to capture your line and a small metal bar in the center to hook your fly to makes this line spool unlike anything else on the market. The bar in the center of the spool will protect your fly from being crushed when stored.