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.
Tenkara-Fishing Knots how to video
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
Titanium Wire Level Line
Titanium Wire makes a surprisingly great level line. It's very high density allows this supper thin line to be cast even in the strongest of winds and still have the line energy to turn over. We have tested this line in 20mph winds and can cast a weightless Kebari strait into the wind. This also allows you to more easily cast larger or heaver flies with your Tenkara Fishing rod than a level or furled line will easily allow. Titanium wire however is difficult to see in most lighting conditions so the line comes with a 2 foot tip section of super visible red line attached to the tip. The red section is set up with a stopper knot for you to rig your tippet to as you would a standard level line, see the demo video above for the recommended knots. These are the only finished Titanium wire lines available in the US.
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.