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. Editor for Tenkara Angler, he has written articles in 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.