Talk to Sawtooth. He comes by here occasionally but you can always get his attention on the Kifaru board. He's one of the premier Tenkara guides in the US, very knowledgeable about backcountry use, and can definitely recommend the best set up for you.
Tenkara will be my backcountry setup this year. The stream is the areas I hunt are small so a reel is just extra weight. Tenkara is lightweight, simple and effective.
I have the TenkaraUSA Ayu and Iwana. I also have the short handle for the Iwana that will be my BC kit.
Sawtooth has a blog as well. I have not taken the Tenkara plunge yet but it looks like a great small stream, backcountry option. I am too attached to my Winston LT 5 piece 2wt rod to try the Tenkara. Just a matter of time. Sawtooth is the guy to help you for sure.