Fixing a tenkara rod
If you ever break your Tenkara USA rod or tenkara rod tip, you can contact us at 888.483.6527 or email us. If you break a rod tip you may order the tip or even just replacement lillian directly from our website without needing to contact us. Regardless of what part you break in your rod, it will be easy to fix with a replacement part and most likely you will not need to send it back to us.
If you need to contact us it may help to learn about the anatomy of a tenkara rod. Here’s how we identify the segments needed.
Commonly people may need to access the different segments of the tenkara rod. Perhaps the segments of the tenkara rod got stuck together inside (e.g. tip slides down and other pieces get stuck into other segments), or one can’t find the tip of their tenkara rod. Other times you may be out fishing and need to repair your tenkara rod. Please take a look at the instructions below.
Problem: “I can’t find the tenkara rod tip/ tenkara rod tip stuck inside the rod”
Watch this video. Often the “Lillian” (red braided material) is stuck in the second segment,
Take the top plug off
Keeping the fingers over rod opening, tilt the rod down slightly until first available segment shows, hold first available segment between fingers and give it a firm shake up and down trying to shoot tip out while being careful not to let all segments slide down
Rod tip out?
NO: see instructions below
Problem: “I need help replacing the tip of my rod”
Watch this video. Unscrew bottom cap of rod
Take pieces out through back
Remove broken parts, and reinsert replacement ones into thicker segments (Tip: for replacing the very tip of your tenkara rod, spin tip as you insert it to prevent the braided portion from getting stuck)
Problem: Stuck segments
Problem: Broke tenkara rod tip, but still have the lillian or have replacement lillian available? Field Repair of tenkara rod tip and replacement lillian:
- ****TIP: Most breakages are caused by one or two things that are easily preventable: When tying or untying the line to the tip of your tenkara rod, put the hard tip of the rod inside the rod and expose only the red braided material called the lillian. And, when collapsing your tenkara rod, hold the segments with two fingers only (as opposed to whole hand), do not apply sideway pressure and hold as close to the joint as possible to prevent undue leverage.Here is a good thread on our blog on how to fix the tenkara rod tip: Repairing tenkara rod tip
- Replacement tips, replacement lillian for your tenkara rod tip, and plugs for your tenkara rod can be found here: tenkara rod parts
- If you break anything on the rod, feel free to contact us: 888.483.6527 or firstname.lastname@example.org (our warranty procedure and handling and shipping cost is found here).