Tenkara Presentation to the Poudre Wilderness Volunteers
Apr28

Tenkara Presentation to the Poudre Wilderness Volunteers

This weekend, I gave a tenkara presentation to a group from the Poudre Wilderness Volunteers organization in Rocky Mountain National Park.  I give a fair number of tenkara presentations but this one was particularly fun! We started out on the Fall River near the alluvial fan.  I thought that would be a good place to accommodate a big group of people.  Unfortunately, the stream was still pretty iced over and it was so windy, it was...

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Tenkara vs. Cane Pole Fishing
Jan18

Tenkara vs. Cane Pole Fishing

[wpcol_1half id="" class="" style=""] Tenkara   Rod:  Long telescopic rod with tapers specifically designed to cast a light line without weight Line:  Level fluorocarbon or tapered furled nylon monofilament, thread, fluorocarbon, or horsehair. Terminal Tackle:  None Lure:  Artificial fly Delivery:  Overhand cast, bow & arrow cast, roll cast, side arm cast, steeple cast, etc. (Same casts as in fly fishing) Presentation:  Dead...

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Be a Heron!
Dec20

Be a Heron!

When I fished with Dr. Ishigaki at Last year’s Tenkara Summit, the first thing that struck me about his style was his laserlike concentration. As soon as he locked his sights on his target, you could practically feel being shut out of his world. His focus was so intense, I felt like I didn’t exist–like some force field had emanated from him and erased me from his reality. He was completely in the moment. With the...

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A Picnic, The World’s Youngest Tenkara Angler, & Dissing Conservation
Sep16

A Picnic, The World’s Youngest Tenkara Angler, & Dissing Conservation

My daughter Emma doesn’t know it yet, but she’s the world’s youngest tenkara angler.  I say this because even though she’s only four months old, she embodies the spirit of tenkara.  She takes pleasure in simple things, lives completely in the moment, and basically just takes a beginner’s mind approach to every experience.  My wife and I took her for a picnic today on Bear Creek and she was enamored with...

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