Comparison of Initial Investment: Fly Fishing and Tenkara Outfit (on Google Shopping)

25 Sep Comparison of Initial Investment: Fly Fishing and Tenkara Outfit (on Google Shopping)

Many claims that its is “expensive” to start fly fishing. But is it really so?
According to Google Shopping search result for the initial tackle investment fly fishing requires only $125 and tenkara $53, if aiming for typical trout fishing or light weight sport fishing excluding expense on accessories.

 

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Items Fly Fishing Tenkara
1. Rod Fly Rod: $40-$2400 Tenkara Rod: $40-$330
2. Reel Fly Reel: $35-$1000 No reel, rig spool: $3-$20
3. Casting Line Fly Line: $35-$120
Backing Line: $8-$40
Level Line: $5-$24
4. Fishing Line Tapered Leader: $2-$12
Tippet: $5-$15
Tippet: $5-$15
Total $125-$3587 $53-$389
Casting Range 1m-40m 1m-10m
Fish Size 0.25lb – 20lb 0.25lb – 6lb

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*Search performed in September 2014