ATTENTION: I was inundated with orders on these and it became too time consuming so I am no longer making them. Sorry. I posted on Facebook about a line sighter (strike indicator) that I developed specifically for tenkara and the level of interest was not surprising. One of the biggest
Necessity may be the mother of invention, but sometimes, the best innovations come from the humble junk drawer. Yesterday I was rummaging through (one of) mine and stumbled across two pieces of clutter that inspired me to improve my experience at the bench. They’re extremely simple, but worth a share.
After more than three decades of trying countless carry systems, I think I’ve found my Holy Grail. It’s everything I want: light, compact, ergonomic, and provides quick, easy access to everything I need exactly when and where I need it. All systems are prone to evolution if the right opportunities
For years, I’ve dreamt about walking into my local fly shop one day and seeing a section specifically dedicated to tenkara gear–they way they do in Japan. Well, it’s been well over a decade now and it still hasn’t happened. Buying a rod (especially if it’s a first rod) is
I just got my new Seido GL fly box from Fairy River and couldn’t be happier with it. Fairy River is based in Serbia and specializes in wooden fly boxes and accessories as well as conventional leaders and tenkara lines. If you’re thinking it looks familiar, that’s probably because the
An old adage says that lighter colored flies work best in the spring. Whether you call them “PMDs”, “PEDs”, or just plain “Sulphurs”, I think trout get keyed in on a lighter color during this time of year. This fly works well even though it doesn’t exactly “match the hatch”
Recently, there’s been a lot of discussion online about using data to choose a tenkara rod. This is driven by the fact that someone new to tenkara can’t walk into their local fly shop and test cast a variety of brands like they can with conventional fly rods–they just don’t
About MeJason 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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