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Reminder: At Tenkara Jam, learn to fly fish in one day!

Tenkara history can be traced back more than 400 years when Japanese anglers caught cherry trout with unsplit bamboo rods tipped with horsehair lines tied to simple fly patterns [...]

September 22, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Tenkara knots teach us about simplicity

While not for everyone and not for every species, Tenkara has merits worth embracing. Its knot system is one of those meritorious aspects. The video will give you "ideas" [...]

September 15, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

A look at Patagonia’s backcountry Tenkara

I’ve been using the 8’6″ Patagonia tenkara setup ($200). You can also get the rod in lengths of 10’6″ and 11’6″. [...]

August 30, 2017 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

Long rods for small streams

Long fly rods for small waters and small trouts are not a contrarian's view of fly fishing. If you think of the advantages, you may just convince yourself [...]

May 24, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Tenkara is easy, but casting gets misunderstood

Tenkara is a way of fly fishing. Presently, it is underrepresented. Why? I'm not really sure, but a lot of folks are truly missing out on fun and easy [...]

November 14, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Furled Leaders: What you don’t know might limit your game

Furled leaders get pooh poohed in most fly shops. When a sales person is asked, why? Replies are generally ... personally, does not know why [...]

October 27, 2016 RECENT, Slide

Tenkara: How to be good at fly fishing – right now

The development of tenkara’s historic journey to today’s near perfection has been a remarkable transfer of information via verbal communication - over centuries. [...]

October 25, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide, Tenkara

Tenkara: A meteoric rise outruns standards questions

Fly fishing trends rarely reach religiosity like Tenkara has. Fiberglass had two trend runs, graphite sure did, but the grand daddy of trends, A River Runs Through It, will never be matched [...]

September 23, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tenkara

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