Just wanted to give a big “thank you” to all of the attendees of the 2016 Tenkara Jam in Cherokee, North Carolina last weekend.
The turnout was awesome; it’s incredible to see so many people enthusiastic about fixed-line fly fishing. Was very cool to be able to talk to those interested in tenkara and wanting to learn more about Tenkara Angler magazine. The fact that so many people in attendance were either brand new to tenkara, or hadn’t heard of the magazine yet, makes me think bigger and better things are yet to come!
Also wanted to thank the other vendors, and most importantly Jason Sparks (& family) for helping put together and organize such a well-oiled event. Jason is truly one of the pillars of our tenkara community, his energy is infectious, and it’s no wonder the Jam has grown into the leading tenkara event on the East Coast.
As for those of you seeking a full recap of the Jam, that will come over time, most likely starting with a guest spot on Discover Tenkara‘s upcoming video blog “Tenkara In Focus.” Look for that later this week, and make sure to subscribe to Tenkara Angler in this website’s menu, and I’ll let you know when it goes live.