AH! Tenkara rod caps. A necessary evil; a love-and-hate relationship with some; a piece destined to be lost by others. Couldn’t there be a solution that is more versatile and less prone to being lost?
We just received shipment of the “Universal Tenkara Rod Caps”. I think some of your may really like it. They are available here.
This little piece of gear will offer the following benefits:
1) It fits any tenkara rod
2) The line can stay attached to the rod tip with it (just be careful when removing it so the tip doesn’t come out and snap)
3) It’s easier to keep track of and may be even wrapped around the rod itself while fishing.
4) It offers better protection for the end of the rod.
An interesting note, Jason Klass of Tenkara Talk discussed this product on this post. Unbeknownst to him I had placed an order for this item almost exactly 24 hours before his post went up! Now, his wish and those of others in his blog have been answered.