Many fly anglers spend more time with their fly in the air than in the water. Tenkara forgoes all the false casting, shooting line, and line management usually required when fishing with a rod and reel, and keeps your fly in the water more–where the fish are!
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.
Jason, great presentation and analogy. 95% of trout fishing is with tenkara. I find a western fly rod the more efficient tool when pulling big streamers. I also still enjoy casting bamboo.
I would see this concept as more comparing – Western vs Tenkara Fly/Kebari presentation efficiency. Not casting efficiency. But that’s just word play. The comparison becomes a bit trickier if you can not cover / fish the same area of productive water from the same casting location with both rigs.
Hi David, very true; however, this video wasn’t meant to be comprehensive. It was just focused on one very specific situation. But actually, the same is true for me with sidestream and downstream presentations. If I had the time and resources, I would be making more comprehensive videos with better production value like Discover Tenkara. Unfortunately, I don’t.