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Jason Klass

What I carry in my Ultralight Fly Fishing Pack

A lot of people have asked me what I carry in my pack for UL fly fishing and backpacking trips so I thought I’d do a quick video about it.  It’s called the Trico and I’d be curious to hear what others carry and see if it’s similar to my

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Tenkara Fly Box
Jason Klass

Tenkara Fly Box

We’re excited to finally offer the perfect fly boxes to compliment the elegance and tradition of Tenkara fly fishing.  These hand-crafted wooden fly boxes are not only practical, but add a touch of style to your Tenkara outfit and give you options to customize your fly organization experience without adding

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Jason Klass

Tenkara Level Lines

Tenkara USA level lines are now available in the gear shop!  If you’ve been using traditional, furled lines, click here to see why you might want to give level lines a try.

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The RIBZ Front Pack For Backpacking and Fly Fishing

As a semi-minimalist who likes to combine outdoor sports (yeah, you guessed it:  backpacking and fly fishing), I’m always on the lookout for multi-purpose gear to enhance my outings without adding a lot of bulk and weight.  Enter the RIBZ front pack.  Wear it up the trail to balance out

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Jason Klass

New Facebook Group: Colorado Tenkara Anglers

I’ve started a new Facebook group for people in Colorado who like to Tenkara fish.  It will be a place where we can share information about good places for Tenkara fishing in Colorado, upload pics and videos, and ask questions.  Also, I plan to schedule regular Tenkara outings where we

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Jason Klass

Tenkara in Rocky Mountain National Park

While fishing this weekend in Rocky Mountain National Park, I happened across another Tenkara fisher on the Roaring River. This is rare for me as I usually get stared at or accosted out of curiosity for not having a reel rather than out of Tenkara fellowship. To my surprise, it

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Jason Klass

Tenkara USA Line Holder Review

If you’ve been following this blog, you might know that I’ve been playing around with some different methods of line management for Tenkara lines.  I’ve tried more traditional gadgets such as aged bamboo line holders, cheaper solutions like foam spools, and even some outside-of-the-box ideas like adapting add-ons from the

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Jason Klass

Ultralight Leader Wallet

I just got back from field testing a prototype of an ultralight leader wallet I’m designing.  The idea is to create a super light, super compact wallet that will store 3-6 leaders and keep them from tangling. I’ve been looking for ultralight ultra-compact leader wallets for a while and found

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Tenkara Beginner
Jason Klass

How Easy is Tenkara? Ask a Beginner!

Meet my wife.  Her name is Guadalupe.  She’s from Argentina.  She’s never fly fished before.  In fact, she’s never even fished a day in her life.  I took her out to the Roaring River below the alluvial fan in Rocky Mountain National Park, put a Tenkara USA Ayu in her

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Jason Klass

Tenkara Simplicity

[/caption] As Tenkara catches on more and more in the U.S., I have yet to see one description of it lacking the following adjective:  simple.  Mainly by virtue of not using a reel, Tenkara is certainly simpler than what most Western fly fishers are accustomed to–and that is probably its

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Jason Klass

Tenkara Lake Fishing

[/caption]   While Tenkara fishing is often pigeonholed as being only for small streams, I’ve recently fallen in love with Tenkara fishing in lakes.  Just as the lack of a reel and the ability to shoot line force you to change your technique on rivers, so too does Tenkara force

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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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