TenkaraBum: Suntech Kurenai HM39R

Chris Stewart wrote a post over at his TenkaraBum shop regarding consumer purchasing habits that was quite fascinating. While Chris claims that the Suntech Kurenai HM30R is a wildly popular (and briskly selling rod), conversely people don’t seem to have the same affection, or perhaps awareness, for its bigger brother the HM39R.

Photo: Chris Stewart

Check out the entry: “The Best Rod Nobody Buys” for more on this overlooked rod.


Video: TenkarAlaska Trailer

The gang at Tenkara Rod Co. have been teasing everyone that follows them on social media about their upcoming film, TenkarAlaska. Looking forward to the full-length film, but in the meantime, this short trailer hit YouTube yesterday.

It definitely shows that tenkara is only capable of catching small fish….

Fallfish Tenkara: Overlanding & Tenkara

Isaac Tait, author of the Fallfish Tenkara website/blog, has contributed some very entertaining essays to the last two issues of Tenkara Angler. For those that frequent his site, his skills as a wordsmith come as no surprise.


Recently, Isaac published a new post to Fallfish Tenkara, Overlanding & Tenkara, in which he chronicled a recent trip where he took some friends on an off-road adventure through the Tanzawa Mountains of Japan. Wonderful writing & photos!

South2 West8: Fish & Bike Look Book #3

Japanese outdoor lifestyle brand South2 West8 has published their Spring 2016 Fish & Bike look book on their website. Featuring some beautiful on stream & trail photography, if you enjoy tenkara, trout, and fat tire bikes, this will be your speed.


A few observations in paging through; appears South2 West8 offers a co-branded Sakura Kongo tenkara rod as well as some “tenkara specific” shirt/jackets that accommodate a collapsed rod.