While the conversation has moved away from Tenkara, I thought I'd throw this out. It's my latest rod purchase and germane to the small stream topic. Consider it a fixed line equivalent to the Cabela's CGR when it comes to value for money.
Very nice - I have a Tenkara rod I traded for several years ago. I've fished it a couple times and I caught some fish but just haven't had a chance to really explore. I suppose it will have to wait a bit until the mtn streams of New England for brook trout. I even went as far as buying a few tenkara style flies just because they look cool.