That's really interesting to hear, there are several stories on the Tenkara forums about sea fishing and catching 16" fish on these incredibly fragile looking rods with no reel to play a largish fish so good to hear. It adds support to the reason for my original interest of it allowing you to have a "universal" fly fishing kit that could be carried in a rucksack while adding negligible weight and bulk.
Depends what you mean by similar. It uses a telescopic rod, but Tenkara is 100% artificial fly and involves a lot of casting and moving around just as British fly fishing does.
Originally Posted by Sapper4083
Interesting video though :-)