Do you love big bluegill?
I looked up Tenkara rods. That is definitely along the lines I am thinking of. I wonder if you could help me understand the actions. This is what the website says: "The rod action should be chosen based on the angler's favorite for a softer (Ultra Light - 5:5) or slightly stiffer (6:4 or 7:3) or the stiffest (Medium - 8:2) rod."
So, if I want a stiffer rod I should probably go with a 7:3 (bottom seven sections are stiffer than the top three) which would be considered "fast." Does that seem right to you?
Before you buy anything, go visit Tenkara Bum... he doesn't sell anything on his web site, but he has tested and writen reviews on all the rods and and lines, and stuff. It helped me decide on what rods I should get. You need to take into consideration the size fish your after. This isn't a heavy fish system... LOL, it was designed for small trout in small Japanese mountain streams. (but it sure is fun on large rivers for trout up to 14 inches, and bluefill and small bass under 2 pounds in a lake)
The 6:4 has lots of back bone, yet a tip still soft enough to make it fun. I haven't tried the 7:3. The 5:5 is way soft action... It bends into a "U" shape when trying to get a 1 pounder to the net.