From tying materials to apparel to tackle, our annual roundup of the best new gear for getting Canadian fly anglers in on the action
Best Pack Rod
Until now, reel-less tenkara fly rods were intended primarily for small trout. Enter the 13-foot six-inch Sagi. It has a powerful butt section, and the flex and strength to handle salmon, steelhead, northern pike, carp and bass. Roughly equivalent to a 7-weight, it can cast ultra-light tenkara lines as well as standard lines up to 40 feet in length. The rod collapses down to 25 inches, and comes with a spare tip, rod sock and travel case.