Meet the Tenkara Angler Team

We love tenkara fishing, and we do it with passion. We look forward to further engaging the tenkara and fixed-line community while bringing you the best in fishing-related content.

Michael Agneta

Senior Editor & Tech Geek

Husband, dad, angler, and e-commerce lifer. Especially fond of Philadelphia sports teams, Sasquatch, Star Wars, wild trout, & tenkara fly fishing. Troutrageous! since 2007. Resident traditional Japanese tenkara purist, who will occasionally cheat with a fixed-line rod in a “warm water” pond. (Just don’t call it tenkara!) Founded Tenkara Angler in 2015.

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Matt Sment

Editor & Gear Junkie

Matt has built a career in adventure leadership and training that stretches more than two decades. Tenkara rod fishing has been his driving focus while outdoors since 2014. Co-founder of Badger Tenkara, he has developed several popular rod models. Published in several media formats, Matt has been a featured presenter at the Appalachian Tenkara Jam, the Tenkara USA Summit, the Midwest Tenkara Fest, and speaks regularly at angling clubs and conservation groups. He is proud to call the Wisconsin Driftless region his home water, but is currently exploring tenkara rod fishing in Colorado.

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Jason Sparks

Editor & Community Engagement

Jason Sparks is a leading ambassador for tenkara fly-fishing and founded “Appalachian Tenkara Anglers”. He established “Tenkara Jam” as the first multi-vendor educational exposition in North America. Jason developed the first state supported tenkara curriculum which he conducted for NC Wildlife Resource Commission. He has written articles for “Tenkara Angler”, “Blue Ridge Outdoors”,“Southern Trout” and “Tenkara Talk”. Jason is a Navy Veteran that has fished the world in waters from the Azores to the Appalachians. He carries a tenkara rod with him everywhere he goes.

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Content Contributor, Tenkara Angler

Tenkara Angler is the fixed-line fly fishing community’s hub for information and entertainment. Our site covers angling lifestyle, destination, tactics, gear, art, as well as wonderful creative essay. As a “community sourced” publication, Tenkara Angler would love to present YOUR original articles, photos, or art for publication on this website!

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