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Tenkara-Rod-Action
Jason Klass

Tenkara Rod Action

[/caption] One of the questions people seem to struggle with most is which tenkara rod to choose.  After all, there are a variety of different lengths and actions.  And since (on paper at least) some of them seem very similar, making the decision can be even more confusing. I happen

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Brown Trout - San Juan River
Jason Klass

How to Land a Fish with Tenkara

I got a lot of footage of the Tenkara USA demo at this year’s fly fishing show and thought I would break it up into shorter, more digestible videos on specific topics rather than post it in its entirety.   In this video, Daniel shows us how to land a fish with tenkara–with

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My Tenkara Car Kit
Jason Klass

A Tenkara Car Kit

After a recent discussion with Karel from Tenkara on the Fly, I finally decided to sit down and do something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time:  put together a tenkara kit to leave in my car for when those unexpected fishing opportunities present themselves. The conversation went

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Sakasa Kebari on Allen Fly Fishing Octopus Hook
Jason Klass

Allen Fly Fishing Octopus Hooks

[/caption] Even though I already posted about my general experience at this year’s Denver Fly Fishing Show, I left a lot of loose ends.  So, over the course of the next couple weeks, I will probably have a few posts here and there telling you about some of the gems I

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Denver Fly Fishing Show 2012
Jason Klass

Denver Fly Fishing Show 2012

[/caption] I just got back from the Denver Fly Fishing show where Tenkara USA made its first official presentation.  I usually go to the show every year and it’s pretty much the same old stuff so I was really excited to see people learning and talking about tenkara this year!

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Tenkara USA Ito on the San Juan
Jason Klass

Long Line Trick with the Ito

For those of you who own the Tenkara USA Ito (or any tenkara zoom rod for that matter) here’s an interesting trick that can come in handy if you’re fishing longer lines. Many of you probably read Daniel Galhardo’s recent article on fishing long lines for tenkara.  One thing you

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Tenkara USA 3rd Generation Furled Tenkara Lines
Jason Klass

Tenkara USA 3rd Generation Traditional Line

  Tenkara USA has just updated their traditional furled tenkara lines and I recently got mine and had a chance to do some test casting with my 13 footer.  Here are my thoughts comparing it to the 1st generation monofilament lines and 2nd generation spectra lines. The 2nd generation Kevlar

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Jason Klass

New Year’s Tenkara Resolutions

It’s that time again when we’re all supposed to make a list of things we want to accomplish in the new year.  Instead of making the cliche list of resolutions that people never achieve like losing weight, quitting smoking, or exercising more, I’m going to make a more attainable list

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Bugs of the Underworld DVD
Jason Klass

Bugs of the Underworld DVD

  I just finished watching the Bugs of the Underworld DVD from the California School of Fly Fishing.  The video was filmed by award winning videographers Ralph and Lisa Cutter over the course of 11 years in 3 different countries and shows the complete life cycles of mayflies, stoneflies, caddis,

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Two horse hair tenkara lines
Jason Klass

Horse Hair Tenkara Lines

For Christmas, my lovely wife got me a  horse hair tenkara line kit from Tenkara Bum.  I’ve always wanted to try to make my own horse hair line and since I have this whole week off for the holidays, I immediately started furling away.  The results were very interesting. So

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Grizzly Olive Sakasa Kebari
Jason Klass

Hooks for Tenkara Flies

[/caption] Every fly tier has their favorite hooks for certain patterns and I’m no exception.  I’ve tried a lot of different hooks for sakasa kebari and wanted to tell you about my favorite ones and why I like them so much. My favorite hook for sakasa kebari is the TMC

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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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