Maintaining your tenkara rod is pretty simple. Mostly it requires not storing the rod away wet, and keeping the segments clean.
Here’s a quick video on how tenkara rods operate and how you can keep them clean and working for years.
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Great video, as always. But I have a question. I understand the part about grit abrading the inside of the segments, but what kind of damage can water cause? I hear lots of discussion about people drying out their rods but honestly, I never dry mine and I’ve never had any damage. Maybe it’s because I tend not to get the rod wet much when I’m fishing and Colorado is so dry, that it just dries by itself. But if I did pur the rod away wet, what kind of damage could it cause? Could it ruin the finish?
Water damage is not common. It will mostly cause the rod to get “sticky” and not operate smoothly. On the old Ebisu and Ayu on occasion the finish wouldn’t hold up so well, but we have fixed that problem.