Tom Davis Featured in JH News & Guide

A wonderful article was published yesterday in the Jackson Hole News & Guide about Tom Davis, author of the popular blog Teton Tenkara, as well as a prior contributor to Tenkara Angler magazine.

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While it’s a basic “introduction to tenkara” article, it also gleans a bit of knowledge from Tom’s personal experiences with tenkara both on water and online.

Tom’s contribution to the Spring 2016 issue of Tenkara Angler can be found HERE.

 

Article: Tenkara Fly Fishing Camaraderie

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.

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Image: Blair Smith

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.

Memorial Day Weekend 2016

As Memorial Day weekend is upon us, I wanted to share a wonderfully written article from the Spring 2016 issue of Tenkara Angler by Isaac Tait.

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The article speaks for itself.

Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend, and whether you’re at the beach, a BBQ, or hopefully out fishing, please remember to give pause to honor those brave heroes that made the ultimate sacrifice.

 

Distinction Magazine: Tenkara & Tom Sadler

Nice article by Tim Eberly on tenkara and guide Tom Sadler. It’s a brief read, but always enjoyable to see familiar faces in print. Having met Tom more than a handful of times, I can tell you he’s one of the good guys.

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Photo: Nick Swingle / Distinction

Distinction magazine is a Hampton Roads, Virginia magazine featuring local culture, dining, style, & more…

 

Tenkara Adventurer: A Lost Treasure

Back in 2009-2010, when tenkara was still but a minor curiosity in the American angling scene, there was a pretty tight knit group of early adopters, most of which used forums, such as the Tenkara USA forum, and blogs to ask questions, communicate ideas, and explore new concepts, all centered around fixed line fly fishing. Everyone was learning from each other, there were no “experts,” self-professed or otherwise.

One of the best early blogs was Tenkara Adventurer, written by Laurent Marshall. It was such an enjoyable read, as he was trying many things, such as tying Zenmai fern flies, building Horsehair lines, wearing “Shower Climbing” shoes, all the while pairing them with beautiful photography & writing.

 

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Photo by Laurent Marshall

 

If you have the opportunity, please do yourself a favor and visit Tenkara Adventurer, particularly the posts from 2010. You won’t regret this look back in time.

Not sure what Laurent is doing these days; wonder if he still fishes his tenkara rods?

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.

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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!