New Year’s Tenkara Resolutions
It’s that time again when we’re all supposed to make a list of things we want to accomplish in the new year. Instead of making the cliche list of resolutions that people never achieve like losing weight, quitting smoking, or exercising more, I’m going to make a more attainable list about things I actually want to accomplish. So, here goes…
- Learn more about traditional tenkara techniques. As I wrote in an earlier post, I feel the need to study traditional tenkara more. What I realized is that I had been trying to “innovate” something I never really understood in the first place so this is a top priority for me this year.
- Catch different species of fish with tenkara. Believe it or not, I have only caught trout ever since I’ve been tenkara fishing. That’s been a self-fulfilling prophecy since I’ve only been going to trout streams but I’d like to diversify. That means targeting warmwater species like bass, bluegill, sunfish, etc. Maybe even some carp (and if I’m lucky, some saltwater species as well).
- Make an effort to meet more tenkara anglers. While I’ve had the privilege of meeting and fishing with some of the big players in tenkara in the U.S., I’ve been horrible about making an effort to get out and socialize with all the tenkara anglers right out my back door. So this year, I’d like to get out more with all the great tenkara anglers right here in the great state of Colorado. A good start will be attending the Fly Fishing Show next weekend in Denver.