Friend got you hooked on fly fishing and you’re now getting your own gear to strike the water by your lonesome? Get your fly fishing basics in order with the Topo Designs x Tenkara Rod Co Kit, which puts together a barebones set of essentials for your next summer angling adventure.
No, Topo Designs didn’t suddenly pivot from apparel and bags to tenkara rods and lines. Instead, they’re combining fly fishing gear from the Tenkara Rod Co with a couple of their smaller packs for a compact all-in-one kit that you can bring to a nearby stream, river, or lake to start catching fish in a jiffy.
The Topo Designs x Tenkara Rod Co Kit combines a collapsible 12-foot medium-action rod (with nine telescopic sections and a 6:4 flex), a line, and a selection of flies stored inside one of Topo’s Leader Wallets, with the whole thing housed inside the outfit’s limited-edition Light Hip Pack. That’s right, you can go down to the water and get fishing with nothing but a fanny pack in tow. It’s quite the handy pack to have around for other uses, as well, making it quite suitable for wearing during day hikes and other short activities.
Bag features include a 1000D Cordura base, 400D pack cloth upper panel, a 2-inch wide waist strap, a removable shoulder strap, dual oversized YKK zippers, a zippered interior pocket, and a carry handle on top. It measures 12 x 7 x 4 inches.
Currently on backorder, the Topo Designs x Tenkara Rod Co Kit is priced at $259.