Thank you all for your input and suggestions. After some additional research and more consideration of some of the other opportunities I will have to enjoy this type of fishing, I ended up purchasing the Tenkara Amago 13ft 6in rod. There are many days that even though I am using size 10 leeches, I end up catching mainly bass and very few bream. Also, the lake I live on gets very little fishing pressure and almost nobody targets the bream. That has resulted in a very healthy population of large bream, especially Redear sunfish. It is not unusual for me to catch 25 or 30 fish in a couple hours of fishing in the evenings with at least 5-6 of these beauties ranging from 11 - 14 inches long. I may be catching the same fish everytime I go out, but they always put up a great fight. I'm really looking forward to this new adventure in fly fishing and I'm sure I'll be back asking for more advise and guidance.
Thanks again and have a great fishing season.