[Video] The Tenkara Guide Sling
Jan31

[Video] The Tenkara Guide Sling

Here’s a video of how I set up the Tenkara Guide Sling Pack from Zimmerbuilt to be my ideal carry system for tenkara fishing around Colorado. This pack was designed by the Tenkara Guides in Utah to be a tenkara-specific pack but could also be used for conventional fly fishing. How do you carry your tenkara...

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Discovering Tenkara DVD
Jul21

Discovering Tenkara DVD

Whenever I see a new “introductory” tenkara video come out, I usually end up doing a lot of fast forwarding or make it about halfway through before calling it quits. Having fished tenkara for 5 years now, anything geared towards a beginner is usually focused on things I already know, so I get bored pretty quickly. But even though this DVD’s tagline is “An Introduction to Tenkara: Basics &...

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Tenkara Techniques: The Downstream Twitch

Of all the tenkara tricks I have up my sleeve, this one is my favorite and the one in which I have the most confidence.  As you’ll see in the video, it’s pretty simple, but it works.  

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Oki Sakasa Kebari
Mar08

Oki Sakasa Kebari

Many of the streams tenkara anglers fish in Japan are fast flowing mountain streams.  In those streams, fish have very little time to “inspect” food.  If they hesitate, it’s gone–lost to the swift current or a competitor.  A good fly for these conditions is a larger, easy-to-spot fly like the Oki Sakasa Kebari. For fast flowing streams, or high or muddy water conditions, the Oki kebari is a great choice....

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How to Reduce Arm Fatigue When Casting

I see a lot of photos on the internet of people casting tenkara with their arm fully extended.  While it might seem like a good idea at the time to gain a little extra reach, it can actually be detrimental to your presentation, and on stream stamina.  The better alternative is simple:  take a few steps closer to the...

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How to Remove Line Twist in Tenkara Level Lines

Some rod manufacturers may cringe at me suggesting this tip to remove line twist when you’re winding your line on to the spool for fear of broken rod tips. But I have been using this technique for over two years and have never broken a rod. You just have to take the same care you normally do with any tenkara rod...

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