One of the highlights from Day One of the 2016 Tenkara Jam was Rob Worthing’s presentation on Advanced Casting. Not only did he explain what the heck a “Supine J” is, but he also did a great job visually demonstrating for those in attendance.
If you weren’t able to make it to Cherokee, fear not! Rob’s presentation was covered in the Winter 2015/16, Spring 2016, & Fall 2016 issues of Tenkara Angler. Or, if you were at the Jam, and just want a refresher and a copy of the progression tables to practice at home, the links to each can be found below:
Winter 2015/16: Advanced Casting Part I
Spring 2016: Advanced Casting Part II
Fall 2016: Advanced Casting Part III
Tenkara Angler magazine will be at its first official event this upcoming weekend; the 2016 Tenkara Jam in Cherokee, North Carolina.
If you live anywhere near the area, this looks to be the tenkara gathering of 2016, with personalities and presenters coming from all over the country (& beyond).
Please stop by the table, say hello, and pick up a free Tenkara Angler sticker (while supplies last). There won’t be any products for sale, but I’ll have some of the print copies in-hand for you to page through and I’d love to put faces to names of all of the wonderful people who have supported this crowd-sourced magazine project to date.
For more information, visit: TenkaraJam.com
I’m pleased to announce the Fall 2016 issue of Tenkara Angler magazine has hit the virtual newsstands!
The cast of contributors once again is very deep in quality and quantity. Tenkara Angler staples such as Anthony Naples, Chris Stewart, John Vetterli, and Isaac Tait are framed by newcomers such as Adam Rieger, Christopher Seep, John Mosovsky, and George Roberts. Nineteen different authors and artists are to thank for this issue, and I cannot possibly thank them enough!
This also was one of the most challenging issues to edit to date. There was not only so much good written content to proof-read, but several charts & diagrams were submitted to accompany those words. I had no idea making them “fit” was going to be such a task. In the end, it yielded over 100 pages of community-sourced photos, essays, articles, and technique tips. I hope you pardon a random typo or two, my eyes were absolutely shot at the end of the process.
The Fall 2016 issue of Tenkara Angler magazine can be found for free online consumption via Issuu HERE, or for those of you that prefer something in-hand, for physical purchase HERE.
The folks at Tenkara Stuff recently published quite a detailed post on the Killer Bug Kebari; how to tie it, how to fish it, as well as some video of it in action.
Definitely worth a peek if you’re a fan of either the traditional Killer Bug, or its many variants.
A new gear collaboration between Topo Designs & Tenkara Rod Co. hit the virtual shelves this past week in the form of a “Mini Kit.”
Featuring a co-branded 10.5 foot mini rod, line, flies, leader wallet, and a hip pack to store it all, this seems like a nice”grab & go” solution for quick adventures out and about. MSRP $298
It’s time again to reach out to you, the incredibly awesome tenkara community, particularly those creative souls that may have an interest in submitting content to the upcoming Fall 2016 issue of Tenkara Angler magazine. As before, the e-magazine will remain completely “crowdsourced;” reader submissions and agendas shape the content, I only serve the role as curator and editor as a labor of love for this method of fly fishing.
Please feel free to write about whatever tenkara-related topics that you see fit. For inspirational purposes, I’ve listed a few topics below:
- Did you fish tenkara on your summer vacation?
- Did you try out any new gear – a new rod, line, or fly?
- Did you meet up with any online friends on-stream?
- Did you catch any new species, what did you use to catch them?
- Did you stumble upon a good DIY tenkara hack?
- Maybe you’re just feeling creative through art, photography, or essay?
Those are just a few ideas, as always, anything & everything tenkara-related is fair game!
If you are interested in contributing, I’ve outlined some simple parameters for content submission on the Tenkara Angler website HERE.
The deadline for content submission will be September 9th, 2016, with the target publishing date toward the end of that same month.
The contributions continue to get stronger with each new edition, I would sincerely love to have you as a part of the next issue!
There was a wonderfully written piece by TJ Ferreira posted to the Tenkara USA blog on Thursday called “The River’s Mirror.“
If by chance you haven’t seen it yet, please add it to your weekend’s reading list. It’s absolutely fantastic.