First, I am interested in Tenkara fishing but am reluctant. Everyone commenting on the process dives right in by saying you cannot compare it to using an extendable plastic pole or to using a regular fly rod with a unique line and tippet.
My question is, "Why not?"
Responses always get into a numbers game that relate to fine points of casting and discussions about line construction. Forget those details.
What can I not do with a telescoping pole? Why must I spend $200 to find out if I should proceed?