So I just listened to this, watched this, then got really excited about Tenkara! (For some reason I think that Tenkara! should always have an exclamation point next to it) Maybe it’s the telescoping rod, the backwards flies, the simplicity or the fact that it is a deadly way to go fishing, but I need to try it. I don’t know what got me so fired up about it, but even as I write this there is a sense of wonder and adventure swirling around my head. I equate it to the feeling I get when talking about Steelhead. The people that really get Tenkara are very much like those who understand the zen of Steelhead fishing: the joy of fishing Tenkara or for Steelhead comes from the journey not the result.
Also, check out what Daniel Galhardo and his crew are doing over at Tenkara USA and on their Blog, I especially like this post about Lefty Kreh’s take on Tenkara. Here is another great post on How to Choose the Right Tenkara Rod.
There are some real Tenkara fanatics out there so share your experiences about Tenkara on Twitter with the hashtag #rogueflytenkara. I am hoping to get a Tenkara outfit soon so check back for future Tenkara posts!
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