Rick, I have had a great time with my $60 Fountainhead 12' Tenkara rod. This past Friday I was in Glen Rose, TX and discovery a covey of bluegill and small bass in a run below he dam at Rock Park on the Paluxy River. I hooked up an Elk Hair Caddis with a pheasant tail nymph below it and started casting in the riffle. I caught a combination of 24 bluegill and small large mouth bass in an hour. Talk about simple fun!