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Jason KlassIn this ongoing series, Jason Klass hosts casual conversations with tenkara anglers around the world to explore the most interesting and esoteric facets of our rich sport.

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Episode 1: What Determines a Rod’s Action?

Denver 2023 Fly Fishing Show
Luong Tam and Jason Klass at the Denver Fly Fishing Show, 2023

In this episode, Jason talks with Luong Tam, founder of Tenkara Tanuki about the technical factors that affect rod action such as graphite quality, swing weight, number of segments, and even air resistance! We also debate the merit of using various numeric rating systems to describe a rod’s personality. 

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