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….

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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!

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.

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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.

Smallfish Handcrafted Fly-Fishing Nets

Some beautiful work coming out of the workshop of Smallfish.

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According to the website:

“influenced by the Japanese style of Tenkara fly-fishing nets. Smallfish has taken elements of the Tenkara net style and fused them with modern fly-fishing catch and release nets.

The result is a collection of unique fly-fishing nets that blend the old and the new in a variety of organic shapes and sizes to suit both the Tenkara and the rod and reel fly-fisher.”

It’s clear that these nets are probably unlike anything else you’ll find out on the stream. Ranging from $310 – $575, there’s likely a unique design that will be calling your name.

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(Nod to Jason Klass for bringing this company to our attention)