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Winter Tenkara Fishing
Jason Klass

Advantages of Tenkara for Winter Fly Fishing

Today was our first snow here in Parker, CO– a foreshadowing the long winter ahead.  For many, winter means the end of trout season.  Many will wait out the next few months tying flies or by turning to other winter sports until spring.  But some will embrace the madness of

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Jason Klass

Fall Tenkara Fishing

Fall has always been my favorite season.  I love the palate of colors, the brisk air, the crackle of leaves beneath my feet, and most of all, fall fishing!   Maybe it’s something as ingrained as the fact that I was born in the fall or maybe it’s something more

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Jason Klass

Hoppers, 5.5 X Tippet, and Random Stuff

I’m heading back to Rocky Mountain National Park Sunday for what might be my last chance to catch the hopper frenzy on the Big Thompson.  In anticipation, I tied up half a dozen foam hoppers as per John Rumney’s design.  In general, I’m not a big fan of foam but

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Tenkara End Cap
Jason Klass

How to Fix a Loose End Cap on Your Tenkara Rod

It hasn’t happened to me yet but I’ve heard some people complain that while fishing, the end cap on their tenkara rod loosens up and sometimes fall off. While they’re easily replaceable from Tenkara USA, the loss of the end cap could pose some problems in the field when you

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Jason Klass

A Tenkara Gear Checklist: What you Need and What you Don’t

If you’ve decided to get into tenkara fishing, you’re probably wondering what gear you need to get started.  The answer will be a little different for people who have fly fishing experience and already have some gear they can apply vs. people completely new to the sport who are starting

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Chirs Stewart and Jason Klass in Rocky Mountain National Park
Jason Klass

Tenkara on the Big Thompson & Roaring River

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to fish with Chris Stewart of Tenkara Bum and Brian Flemming of Learn Tenkara in Rocky Mountain National Park. [/caption]   We started out on the Roaring River near the Fall River Entrance in the alluvial fan.  My favorite part of the Roaring River is

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Wading Kit
Jason Klass

My Wading Kit

Not too long ago, I wrote a post about my preference for wet wading when tenkara fishing.  While it’s great in the summer, with fall fast approaching (even faster in the high country), it’s time to break out the waders for the colder temperatures ahead. Every angler who uses waders

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Tenkara-Tuesdays
Jason Klass

Tenkara Tuesdays on Troutrageous!

Mike Agneta over at Troutrageous! has started a new feature on his blog called “Tenkara Tuesdays” in which every (or most every) Tuesday, he will feature a post dedicated to tenkara fishing written by either himself or a guest blogger.  I was honored to be the first to write a

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Partridge & Black Sakasa Kebari
Jason Klass

Partridge & Black Sakasa Kebari

This is a simple, yet effective fly that would be a good pattern to try for anyone who read my recent post, “A Beginner’s Guide to Tying Tenkara Flies“.  With the barring on the hackle, high-contrast ribbing, and muted colors, this is a great all around tenkara wet fly.  The

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Sakasa-Kebari-Hack-Comparison
Jason Klass

Video: Underwater Comparison of Sakasa Kebari Hackle

I’ve always considered myself a confirmed dry fly fisher but have recently taken an interest in fishing sakasa kebari wet flies.  I’ve had a number of experiences lately that are convincing me more and more that they’re not only effective, but just as fun to fish as surface flies (though

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Peacock & Starling Sakasa Kebari
Jason Klass

Peacock & Starling Sakasa Kebari

In my last post, I briefly mentioned this fly pattern which was very productive on a small lake near Mt. Whitney and I thought I’d post the recipe.  It’s a simple fly to tie (as many successful patterns are) and very buggy looking because of the iridescence of the materials used.

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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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