Remember my post about tenkara’s diversity in simplicity? This video is a perfect example of that. In it, you will see a range of different tenkara casting techniques including the standard 10 o’clock / 12 o’clock overhand cast, the backhand (cross-chest) cast, sidearm cast, and the bow-and-arrow cast–but not just any bow-and-arrow cast. This is a very unique one for long lines and involves coiling the line in one hand while pulling back on the rod to shoot a long line into a tight spot. This is a really interesting technique and if you want to jump right to it, skip to 06:26. Thanks to Karl Klavon for making me aware of this video! I think all tenkara anglers should watch it.
Author: Jason Klasshttp://tenkaratalk.com
Jason is an avid fly angler and backpacker. As a former fly fishing guide originally from Western New York, he moved to Colorado and became an early adopter of tenkara which perfectly suited the small, high altitude streams and lakes there. He has not fished a Western-style fly rod for trout since.