Jason Sparks is a leading ambassador for tenkara fly-fishing and founded “Appalachian Tenkara Anglers”. He established “Tenkara Jam” as the first multi-vendor educational exposition in North America. Jason developed the first state supported tenkara curriculum which he conducted for NC Wildlife Resource Commission. He has written articles for “Tenkara Angler”, “Blue Ridge Outdoors”,“Southern Trout” and “Tenkara Talk”. Jason is a Navy Veteran that has fished the world in waters from the Azores to the Appalachians. He carries a tenkara rod with him everywhere he goes.