How do you keep your fishing essentials handy while waist deep in the river? You can’t carry a backpack because fly fishing requires full free movement of your arms and hands. You need a pack that hugs your hips, is easy to carry, and sized properly to never get in the way. The new Topo Designs x Tenkarak Rod Co. Kit is great for a day on the mountain, river, or empty it out and use it as a great travel pack.
The kit includes a 12-foot medium action Tenkara Rod, Tenkara line, selection of traditional Tenkara flies, a Leader Wallet to organize line and flies, as well as a limited edition of the Topo Designs Light Hip Pack to carry it all.
The Light Hip Pack measures 12W x 7H x 4D with a volume of 5.5L / 336cu.in. Surrounding the pack is 1000d Codura for the base and 4000d Pack Cloth for the upper exterior. Plenty strong enough for your weekend adventures while keeping your goods dry with the help of YKK main compartment zippers. There is a large 2-inch adjustable shoulder/waist strap and buckle with quick release d-ring, adjustable/removable 1-inch webbing stabilizing shoulder strap, bottom cinch straps, heavy duty plastic hardware, top carry handle, exterior and interior zippered pocket and a padded base. The inside is lined with high-visibility 420d yellow pack cloth.
To keep your line coiled and organized, the Leader Wallet features YKK main compartment zippers, two internal slip pockets, 1000d Codura base and a 400d Pack Cloth interior. Both the pack and wallet are Made in USA.
Tenkara is a hugely popular name in the world of fly fishing. Maybe because Tenkara roughly translates to “from heaven” in Japanese? They are the first company to bring Japanese style fly fishing (tenkara) outside of Japan. The rod included in the kit was developed by Tenkara as an all-around rod. It has an extended length of 12 feet, closed length of 20 inches. Features 9 telescopic sections, a 6:4 flex, weighs only 3.2 oz made of carbon and cork and casts with both precision and delicacy. Tenkara Rod Co. guarantees the rod for life should you ever have an issue.
The Topo Designs x Tenkarak Rod Co Kit is available today for $259. As you start to plan your summer adventures, don’t forget to take along the right gear. Get equipped with a quality pack and rod then turn off your smartphone and head for your favorite fishing hole. Buy at Topo Designs.
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