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DragonTail HELLbender

HELLbender Rod Specs:


    • Zoom Rod lengths: 13ft-11.3ft (390cm-340cm)

    • 7:3 action

    • Rod weight: about 3.4 oz

    • Anti-tangle swivel tip

    • High quality carbon fiber IM12

    • Collapsed rod length: 24 inches

    • Handle length: 12.25 inches

    • 8 segments

    • Matte Black finish

    • Hard Storage Tube: 26 inches

    • Brand: DRAGONtail Tenkara

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 skillz for it. This rod is rated for tippet size up to 3x, I generally use 4x tippet most of the time with it.


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.


Some suggested lines for the HELLbender rod for best performance are our Moonlit Tachi Line, Bushi medium or heavy weight lines, or the Oudachi nymphing line.


The matte black color keeps the rod from reflecting the sun and possibly alerting the fish of your presence. Despite being matte black, this rod is very appealing to the eyes and has a quality finish


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