Tankara fly-fishing - Rod, Fixed Line and No Reel
Tankara fly-fishing is a centuries-old system that is becoming increasingly popular in the United States.
In a technique that is described as ideal for small streams, the tenkara angler uses only a rod, a fixed line and a fly; there is no reel.
The rod itself is completely collapsible, and can easily be carried in a pocket.
Tankara was used in the mountain streams of Japan by commercial fishermen, who used it to catch fish for a living.