An unexpectedly excellent piece on tenkara appeared in the Huffington Post blog section on Wednesday titled: Tenkara On Small Streams: Teaching Kids Fly Fishing, Respect for Conservation and a Mother’s Love.
Many topics were touched, but no theme aligned more with what the tenkara community is all about than this passage.
“There is an instant connection formed with tenkara fishermen and women. Maybe it is the connection of simplicity with no reel. He saw our rod sticking out of our pack as we hiked down towards the stream. The tenkara fishing rod was a magnet to conversation.
Turns out, I was right. He fishes tenkara and is a local. He knew exactly where he was. I should have had him pegged. We talked streamlining, tenkara rods, the rain that week, currents, and stinging nettle. We were just like a group of kayakers studying the river at an access point.”
Need a Saturday morning pick me up? Look no further than Blair Smith’s article.