What is Tenkara? Here’s a simple and accurate description:

Tenkara outfits are similar to regular fly rods, but streamlined. Unlike fly rods, which use a fly reel and a host of floating and sinking lines, tenkara rods don’t have a reel or long lines. A tenkara setup involves a rod, a braided and tapered leader, and a simple fly. Leaders are attached to the rod tip and are usually the length of the rod. They are used to tease a fish into striking the fly. – Herald Net