Dragontail Tenkara Rod Hellbender Zoom 11-13 ft
13ft – 11ft (390cm – 340cm) 7:3 action zoom rod (our premium big fish rod)
This rod has great balance for a big fish rod and a strong action for controlling fish, it also still works great for little fish. If you are just getting into Tenkara, you might consider this rod if you are concerned about handling larger fish but also want to use the same rod on small streams with smaller fish.
Made with a higher grade of Carbon Fiber than most rods near its price range.
HELLbender Rod Specs:
- Zoom Rod lengths: 13ft-11.3ft (390cm-340cm)
- 7:3 action
- Rod weight: about 3.3 oz
- High quality carbon fiber IM12
- Collapsed rod length: 23.8 inches
- Handle length: 12.25 inches
- 8 segments
- CCS/RFI: 29.5 pennies/ 5.4 RFI, 32 pennies/ 8.2 RFI
- Rotational Moment: 7.8 (at the long length)
- Tippet Rating 3x (although many experienced anglers use up to 2x tippet)
- Matte Black finish
- Hard Storage Tube: 26 inches
The HELLbender is a great Tenkara rod for those chasing bigger fish when you don’t want to cast a very heavy rod or a super long rod. The 13ft length gives you good leverage and the 7:3 action backbone to control the fish. We made this rod with a higher grade of carbon fiber to keep the weight down but still keep the rod strong. I would recommend this rod for Tenkara anglers who fish waters with decent size bass or trout in the 16in – 22in or even bigger if you have the skills for it. This rod is rated for tippet size up to 3x, I generally use 4x tippet most of the time with it. If you are chasing bigger fishing on Tenkara you might read this article on fighting big fishing on Tenkara.
The HELLbender is a Zoom Rod that fishes at both 13 feet or 11 feet. This allows you to use this rod on smaller or tighter streams as well as the big water areas. This is a also great rod for casting weighted flies & nymphs. It is also a great rod for getting started with Tenkara if you want a rod that can handle bigger fish but still great for the small fish as well.