Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "Japan" Tag

Fly-fishing in the remote reaches of Hokkaido

The interplay between flora and fauna is critical to a healthy fish population, a mutually dependent relationship that he, and the Ainu people of this region, respect. [...]

May 8, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Kebari – Can one fly pattern catch forever?

In ancient Japan, fishermen in isolated mountain villages tied their own “one fly pattern” and it was used because it worked over and over. [...]

August 25, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Sharks kill only 12 people per year, so let’s slaughter them?

The thoughtless slaughter of sharks by the Japanese and Chinese for the false belief that there is some mystical power vested in a shark's fin is ludicrous [...]

January 31, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Feature Story: Tenkara solves ailing bones for artist Thom Glace

A while back, Thom started complaining about having locomotion difficulties. A disability that eventually sideline him from fly fishing... until Tenkara. [...]

August 15, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Shark Week: Aahhhhh! Five scary shark myths busted

Popular culture, the source of more myths than any cable TV network could dream up, has given us shark BS, and beliefs such as suckers compete with native fish [...]

June 29, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Shark Week, Slide

Feature Story: The Zen technique that is Tenkara

Ms. Ishimura and Galhardo, creator of Tenkara in the U. S., met Ishigaki at the Catskills Fly Fishing Center and Museum in May 2009. Ishimura, was the curator of an exhibit of Japanese flies [...]

December 1, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide

Industry News: Famous Tenkara authorities from Japan to speak at Summit

At this years summit special guests will speak: Mr. Yoshikazu Fujioka and Mr. Go Ishii. Both will be coming from Japan to speak about their special knowledge of Tenkara [...]

August 24, 2015 Industry News, RECENT, Slide

News: Rich countries pay zombie fishing boats $5 billion a year to plunder the seas

Governments tend to be leery of slashing subsidies because of the potential impact on jobs and, hence, politics. [...]

June 30, 2014 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Wednesday Fish Facts: Thunnus thynnus, bluefin tuna

A smaller western population spawns in the Gulf of Mexico, and a larger eastern population spawns in the Mediterranean Sea. [...]

April 9, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Wednesday Fish Facts

News: Pacific bluefin tuna population has dropped by 96 percent

One problem is the majority of bluefin fishermen are snagging fish are under a year old, further hindering the species' chance to procreate. [...]

November 19, 2013 Conservation, News, RECENT, Science, Slide