Zen Tenkara Suzume Rod


If you fish small streams or tight places, the Suzume will quickly become your favorite, go-to rod. Suzume or “Sparrow”, is a small, lightweight, aggressive and highly adaptable bird found all over North America and most of the world…that’s the Suzume. The Suzume is a triple zoom and can be fished at 3 lengths: 7.7’, 9.3’ and 10.8’ giving you extreme accessibility in a variety of situations. It has a medium-fast action, 6:4 flex and a slender, double taper, high quality, 11” cork handle for extreme comfort and a custom fit. The handle not only allows you to find your own “sweet spot” but it also ensures the rod is balanced and not front heavy. Suzume is extremely accurate, strong, yet very delicate for the most precise and beautiful presentations imaginable. Includes spare tip, rod sock and hard travel tube. Pair with the Performance Tip for a faster action (sold separately).

  • Rod Length Collapsed w/ Cap: 20.75”
  • Rod Length Extended: 10’.8”, 9’.3”, 7’.7” Tri-Zoom
  • Handle Length: 11″
  • Case Length: 23”
  • Rod Weight w/o Cap: 2.3oz
  • Rod Weight w Cap: 2.4oz
  • Total Weight (Rod, Sock and Case): 8.1oz
  • Flex: 6:4

This is one versatile rod. I have fished this rod all Spring & Summer this year with killer results. The fact that this rod can be extended to three different lengths makes this one of my go to rods when blue lining it up in the Pennsylvania mountains. I can fish all types of terrain, popping it down to the smallest length when needed in super small tight streams and then fully extending it to the full 10’8″ length when the stream opens up and I need a little more length for reaching that hard to get spot. Plus I have one more length I can go to if needed. Below are some shots I got of some local Wild Brook Trout caught on the Suzume rod in PA.

The Suzume is an amazing rod designed by a pretty amazing woman, Karen Miller. Karen is the owner of Zen Tenkara and oversees all operations of the business including rod design, manufacturing and sales. She is also one hell of a fisherman. Traveling the world to spread the word of Tenkara and fishing in some of the most beautiful places around.

Go to her site at https://www.zentenkara.com/shop-tenkara/suzume-rod-wsock-and-hard-rod-tube/



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