I hear people say all the time that “Tenkara fly rods are just for small fish”, I would have to disagree. There are some very super light weight rods that might not strong enough for large trout trout on a regular basis (such as Tenkara-Fishing rods, which I have one of and like on small rivers and have a very high sensitivity) but there are rods out there that can handle large trout on a regular basis. You might even be surprised how well a Tenkara rod handles and controls big trout.
This year I have caught a 20 inch rainbow and a 19 inch rainbow trout and my rod has handled them very easily.
I am also getting much better at tying Tenkara flies also, here are some of my most recent creations: