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Colorado Tenkara Club
Jason Klass

The Colorado Tenkara Club

When I first started tenkara back in 2009, almost all interaction with fellow tenkara anglers was online–a handful of blogs, a few Facebook groups, and half a handful of Twitter posts. But there weren’t really any venues to physically connect early adopters from the web in person. That all changed

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Jason Klass

Creekside Kebari & Fly Company

Today, I got a nice care package in the mail from Robb over at Creekside Kebari & Fly Company. We initially agreed to just do a simple sticker swap for one of my new stickers, but Robb also sent a sample some of the flies he sells on his website

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Titanium Tenkara Line
Jason Klass

Esoteric Tackle Titanium Tenkara Lines

When we think of tenkara lines, we tend to think either of tapered, braided monofilament lines or level fluorocarbon lines. Undoubtedly, those are the two most popular kinds used today; however, there is another type of line you may not be familiar with that’s a little more (shall we say)

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Tenkara Jam
Jason Klass

The Tenkara Jam 2016

We’re less than two months away from what might be the largest tenkara gathering in the West to date. The Tenkara Jam in Cherokee, North Carolina will feature some of the most influential anglers and early adopters of tenkara in the West including: Daniel Galhardo of Tenkara USA who initially

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The History of Fly-Fishing in Fify Flies
Jason Klass

The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies

If you’re looking for a good book to curl up with this fall, I highly recommend “The History of Fly-Fishing In Fifty Flies” by Ian Whitelaw with Illustrations by Julie Spyropoulos. Not only does this masterpiece trace the development of fly fishing in the West through innovations in fly design

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Zen Tenkara Susume Rod
Jason Klass

Zen Tenkara Suzume Rod

When I first heard about the new Suzume tenkara rod from Zen Fly Fishing, my first thought was, “arrgh, here comes another ‘me too’ rod”. I really had no interest in trying another one but I got the opportunity to test one out with the company’s owner Karin Miller on

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Jason Klass and Karin Miller
Jason Klass

Tenkara Fishing with Karin Miller

I rarely post trip reports unless there’s something noteworthy, and today was one of those trips. I finally got to fish with Karin Miller of Zen Fly Fishing Gear. For those of you who don’t know, Zen Fly Fishing Gear is a Colorado-based tenkara company that has been consistently producing

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Tenkara Talk Sticker
Jason Klass

New Tenkara Talk Stickers are Here!

I just got my new batch of Tenkara Talk stickers, and they’re bigger and better than the ones I’ve offered in the past. I realized my old ones were too small and weren’t haloed (meaning they were just rectangles and weren’t cut around the shape of the logo so they

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Tenkara Zoom Rod
Jason Klass

ESO Tenkara Zoom Rod 245 – 206 CM

I recently got to test the new 245/206 CM tenkara rod from Esoteric Tackle. And before you ask, yes, I confirmed with the owner that the rod doesn’t have an official name and is only referred to by the specs which is baffling to me, but that’s their prerogative. Despite

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Furled Tenkara Lines
Jason Klass

Katana & Tachi Tenkara Lines

In my last post, I wrote about some new hooks from Moonlit Fly Fishing. Moonlit isn’t a tenkara-specific company. They mostly sell conventional fly rods, leaders and accessories, but seem to be increasing their offering of gear relevant to the tenkara angler–and they’re doing it well. I recently received¬†two of

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tenkara hooks
Jason Klass

Moonlit Fly Fishing Competition Hooks

As a fly tyer, I’ve always appreciated a good hook. I’ve tried a lot of them over the years and (as anyone else who ties) definitely have had my favorites. As with pretty much everything else in fly fishing, technology and engineering have made everything better in some way. And

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About Me

Jason KlassJason Klass is a former fly fishing guide & casting instructor based in Colorado. He was an early adopter of tenkara in the West and has been fishing the method for a variety of species since 2009. Read more

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