Best of Tenkara Angler: Kebari & Fly Tying Mashup Issue

As winter sets in many anglers across the country hang up their rods and waders and take to their fly tying benches to replenish their season-ravaged fly boxes… But why tie the same old patterns when there are many new ones to explore and learn to fish?

I’m happy to present the Best of Tenkara Angler: Kebari & Fly Tying Mashup issue for your inspiration!

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I figured this would be an ideal time to publish this fly and fly tying companion piece. 32 individual entries re-visit interviews, fly tying recipes, fly swap photos, in-stream techniques, and more from the past four years in this 90+ page installment.

It certainly was a blast to re-read articles from a lot of great fly tyers and anglers, including, but not limited to: Robb Chunco, “Kiwi” Kuhlow, Chris Zimmer, Dr. Tom Davis, Anthony Naples, Jim Wright, Adam Rieger, Jason Sparks, Bart Lombardo, Rob Gonzalez, Michael McFarland, Stephen Myers, Jayson Singe, Sam Larson, Mark White, Kengo Shintaku, and Chris Stewart.

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As always, Tenkara Angler is best viewed through the Issuu e-reader or app. However, physical print copies or PDF downloads can be purchased in our Blurb store.

Some background: “Best Of” re-issues of the magazine combine similarly themed articles from prior releases into one consolidated issue. These allow newer readers to catch up on some previously published content without going through each and every back-issue, as well as let older readers re-discover some articles that may have new meaning.

One minor disclaimer, this issue consists of articles literally “ripped” from prior issues of Tenkara Angler, so it’s a bit less refined than a normal issue of the magazine. (Examples being the absence of a “From the Editor” section, the page numbers at the bottom of each page make absolutely no sense at all and, inconsistent fonts throughout).

Also, in the interest of reducing cost some, should you want to purchase physical copy of a “Best Of” issue, they will be printed on Standard stock, not the typical Premium stock. Still a great option, just not quite a thick a page or glossy photo.

I hope you enjoy the kebari and fly tying mashup issue of Tenkara Angler!

Winter 2019 Issue: Call For Submissions

I wanted to take the opportunity today to announce/remind everyone that the submission period for the Winter 2019 issue of Tenkara Angler is officially open!

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While the submission process never technically closed, I like to make these posts about a month prior to the deadline, in this case December 13th, 2019.

As always, this issue will reflect the interests of the tenkara community at large, so as long as the content – articles, photos, etc… – is tenkara, fixed-line, or conservation themed, all is fair game.

Also, the influx of reader photos not related to articles over the past few issues have been great. I’d love to receive more of those to highlight in their own section of the magazine.

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Submissions can be sent to mike@tenkaraangler.com, and more information on the submission process can be found HERE.

Fall 2019 Photo Dump

One of the more popular posts following the release of the Summer 2019 issue was the one that contained all of the photo contest participants in one entry. While there was not a photo contest for the Fall 2019 issue, there was a lot of stellar photography. So I figured I’d do the same here, pulling all of the wonderful shots (plus a few extras) from the magazine.

Enjoy!

The Fall 2019 Issue of Tenkara Angler is Now Live!

It’s here, the Fall 2019 issue of Tenkara Angler magazine has been published and is ready for review.

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While the submissions came in at a bit of a slower pace, I was really happy with the end result. I think you will be too.

There are some really strong tenkara-themed articles from the 3-headed Adam (Klagsbrun, Rieger, and Trahan) as well as new author, Brian Lindsay. Plus, Jim Tignor returned with some new digital art.

On the essay side, Dennis Vander Houwen, Andy Vinnes, and Mark Phillips each contributed entries that touch on tenkara, but also hit on more important, largely personal narratives.

There’s some fixed-line goodies too! Rory Glennie explains how to fish an estuary, Brad Trumbo successfully targets salmon, and Bob Long once again tackles smallmouth bass!

Finally, we had a few reader submitted images that sort of stood alone, so I created a special section just to feature them. I think this might become a recurring section, so don’t be shy about sending in your photos for the winter issue!

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As usual, the Summer issue will be available as an e-magazine over at Issuu, HERE.

And also available for sale as a physical magazine and PDF download in the Blurb bookstore, HERE.

Enjoy!

Fall 2019 Issue Call For Submissions

I hope everybody has been having an incredible summer! Just getting back from a mini-getaway to Colorado myself, recent memories of boulder strewn streams, high altitude lakes, and greenback cutthroat trout can’t help but bring a grin to my face. If your summer has been full of fishing, I’m certain you’ve been smiling a lot as well.

As such, I wanted to take the opportunity today to remind everyone that the submission period for the Fall 2019 issue of Tenkara Angler is officially open, a perfect time to share those experiences with the larger fixed-line fishing community.

FALL ISSUE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

While the submission process never technically closed, I like to make these posts about a month prior to the deadline, in this case September 13th, 2019.

As always, this issue should reflect the interests of the tenkara community at large, so as long as the content – articles, photos, etc… – is tenkara, fixed-line, or conservation themed, all is fair game.

Submissions can be sent to mike@tenkaraangler.com, and more information on the submission process can be found HERE.

The Summer 2019 Cover Photo Contest Entrants…

Although you are certainly welcome to visit the current issue of Tenkara Angler magazine to see all of the cover photo contest entries, I thought I’d create a separate post to highlight them all as well. It will allow you to view these photos in a format that is not cropped for space constraints, as well as a few additional secondary entries that did not make the magazine.

All photos are below, please feel free to click into them to zoom!

Congratulations to Anthony Naples & Lino Jubilado for winning the front and back cover contests. In lieu of physical prizes, each have opted to have a charitable donation made in their names to American Rivers (Anthony) and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (Lino).

Thank you to all that entered, we’ll likely open up another photo contest for a future issue, so keep those cameras focused!


This post was presented by:
Zen Tenkara

The Summer 2019 Issue of Tenkara Angler is Now Live!

It’s here, the Summer 2019 issue of Tenkara Angler is now available!

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This 72 page issue features seven fantastic articles, one photo installment of “Brookies & Beer”, and the entries from the Cover Photo Contest. The topics span general essay, trip reports, destination locations, kebari tying, and introductory fixed-line fishing for smallmouth bass.

Additionally, a hearty welcome to two new authors – Nathan Scott Camp and Kengo Shintaku – for their entries, make sure to check each out.

Finally, a special congratulations go out to Anthony Naples (front) & Lino Jubilado (back) for winning the cover contest with some great shots that really lent themselves to the vertical nature of a magazine. The rest of the entries are found within the magazine in various places, so nobody was overlooked. Thank you to all who entered!

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As usual, the Summer issue will be available as an e-magazine over at Issuu, HERE.

And also available for sale as a physical magazine and PDF download in the Blurb bookstore, HERE.

Enjoy!