Jon Hart was a lifelong fisherman and outdoorsman. Originally from the East coast of the US, Jon resided in California near Sequoia National forest, pursuing tenkara through Southern Sierra Fly Fishers Club in addition to various conservation efforts. Jon’s carp adventures resulted in first place for the wade division at both Carpfest and the Carp Throwdown, fly fishing tournaments in California dedicated to carp. Jonathan James Hart passed away unexpectedly in July of 2019. Tenkara Angler is honored to have had Jon as one of our contributing authors and re-publishes this article in his memory.