A wonderful tenkara video out of Canada recently posted to Vimeo by Liam R-F. The beginning is very soothing, some beautiful trout brought to hand, but really like that he wasn’t afraid to insert some points of levity about half way through…yeah, we all get hung up in trees…
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 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.
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.
While there was much ado last week about Tenkara USA’s new tapered line, there’s also been quite a stir in the line holder department.
On June 18th, UK-based Esoteric Tackle announced their new ESO Silica line spools. These look pretty interesting, as they not only hold line, but also integrate a small fly box into the spool. Plus, they’re priced extremely reasonably.
Jason Klass covered the release of this new little widget on his Tenkara Talk blog yesterday, essentially a connector that makes two spools of level line into one. It’s kind of an interesting system, one to hold bulk line, rather than line already cut and in use on your rod.
Last, but not least, Zen Tenkara teased a multi-purpose line holder/fly box on their Facebook page on Friday. More to come on this, but with its wooden construction, it’s certainly an eye-catcher.
We’ve definitely come a long way from the ubiquitous “blue spool” that is most commonly associated with tenkara, but I’m not going to lie, it’s still what I use 90% of the time.