I often find myself asking, "What hook should I use?" This was even more common when I was a beginning fly tyer. Now that I have more of an idea what to use, what about the crazy codes used by the different companies? What's the difference between the TMC 206BL and the Daiichi 1140? Seems like jibberish to me, but that's how it's done. I discovered this chart here and it has helped me out. It shows you comparable hooks between companies. Hope this helps!
I have read many blogs, articles, and forums debating different lines used by tenkara anglers. Each type seems to have benefits and limitations, just like anything else in life that requires a decision. The available lines that I have seen include: level line, furled, hand-tied tapered, titanium, and horse hair. The only line I have experience with is fluorocarbon level line, so I obviously cannot weight-in on anything other than that. So the question still remains...what is the best line?