Esoteric Tackle Strooan 2 Zoom Tenkara Rod

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Strooan 2 Triple Zoom Tenkara Rod with spare tip set and optional rod tube.

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Strooan is a Manx word that means "stream". The Esoteric Tackle Strooan 2 is a triple zoom Tenkara rod designed with the European and UK market.

Unlike other zoom rods on the market the Strooan has reasonable differences between it's lengths but still performs brilliantly at all of them.

365cm (12') - 325cm (10'8") - 285cm (9' 4") *

At the tip end is a swivel to reduce the twisting action some casts can put into a line. The handle is a firm EVA with a pommel end which is comfortable in cold weather, unlike Tenkara rods with metal ends.

The action of the Strooan is different to other rods in the Esoteric Tackle range. The tip is more progressive rather then the very flexible tips of our other rods. The flexibility in the rod is 6:4 but it feels a little stiffer because of the difference in the tip. There is no wobbling about after a cast and the overall experience is smoother than the original Strooan.

The rod is very light at 74g or 2.6ozs, 11% lighter than the original with even better balance. The recovery of the rod is positive. That is to say if you are using weighted patterns it will handle them without being overpowered.

Unweighted patterns are handled with ease using a softer hand on the follow through. The rod is at home casting a #2 line as it is a #4.5. Dry flies or 2.9mm tungsten bead nymphs. It will cast them for a perfect presentation.

  • Closed Length: 62cm (including the 1cm end cap)
  • Weight: 74g (2.6oz)
  • Handle Length: 28cm
  • Sections: 8

Rod Tube:

  • Length: 67cm
  • Internal Diameter: 4.5cm

The Strooan comes with a spare tip set in a separate compartment of the bag protected with a plastic tube. There is an optional rod case as well.

Read the review of the original Strooan by Lewis Noble: UK Tenkara Forum

Read the review of the original Strooan by Jason Klass: Tenkara Talk


All rods come with an unconditional guarantee against manufacture defect. If a rod proves to have a manufacturing fault we will replace it free of charge. All you need to do is return the damaged rod to us for inspection to confirm the warranty claim.

The first 3 sections are not covered by the warranty because they are so easily damaged by user error. However, all is not lost. Contact us and we will arrange replacement tips at a reasonable cost to cover postage.

Should you damage your rod in any other way, then as the original owner, we will replace your rod for a 50% of the current full retail price of a new rod or equivalent.

Care For Your Rod

Occasionally joints get stuck because they have been pulled together too tight. You only need very light pressure for the joints to hold open. They might also be stuck because of dirt getting into the joints. There are many guides online to help you with this situation. Most importantly make sure you hold the sections very close to the joint while extending and collapsing your rod to avoid sideways pressure that could snap a delicate tip. 

Taking off the butt cap to carefully remove the sections and clean them is a good idea every now and again.

*Due to the telescopic design of these rods the lengths can only be approximate.*

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