Paul Vertrees MWTF Notes & Articles

During Saturday’s Midwest Tenkara Fest presentations, Paul Vertrees made a special appearance via pre-recorded video to outline some lines and detail some nymph rigs that he felt would serve many of the tenkara anglers of the Driftless well.

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The video was well received, and Paul even gave Tenkara Angler magazine a quick little shout out, referencing one of the articles he had written for a prior issue.

As a follow-up, I figured I’d whip up a quick post with links to applicable articles in case anybody that attended wanted some additional information. The first two are by Paul:

The second two related articles are by Anthony Naples of Three Rivers Tenkara:

Oh, and should you be in Colorado and want to learn more from Paul first hand, he guides through Royal Gorge Anglers in Cañon City.

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Tenkara Hansha Podcast with Dennis Vander Houwen

In case you missed it, the latest episode of the Tenkara Hansha podcast (by Graham Moran aka Tenkara Grasshopper) went live yesterday.

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In this episode, Graham speaks to Dennis Vander Houwen about how tenkara impacts his everyday life, his blog Tenkara Path, and spin-off wood-working interests.

It’s quick listen at just over 20 minutes. Check it out HERE.

Panfish Podcasts

Is fishing for panfish like bluegill really considered “tenkara?”

Probably not, but it’s heck of a lot of fun to do with a tenkara rod!

Couldn’t help but notice over the past few weeks that Bart Lombardo, author of the blog Panfish on the Fly, (and Tenkara Angler magazine contributor), has been making some very prominent podcast rounds.

First featured on the “Tenkara Cast” with Daniel Galhardo…

Then later featured on the “Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast” with Tom Rosenbauer…

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So if you don’t live somewhere with trout, or heck, even if you do and just want to enjoy some panfish fun, give these two podcasts a listen. Bart is very well-spoken and clearly passionate about the subject. They’re both really, really good.

And if you’d like to learn some more from Bart, check out Panfish on the Fly, or the following posts from Tenkara Angler back-issues:

Spring 2016: Springtime Crappies
Winter 2016-17: Landlocked Salmon on Tenkara
Winter 2017-18: The James Wood Kebari

Tenkara-Fisher: 2017 Tenkara Summit Photo Summary

In looking back through blog posts, I couldn’t help but notice that I never posted any pictures from the 2017 Tenkara Summit in Estes Park, Colorado on the Tenkara Angler blog.

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Rather than write my own post, Adam Trahan (Tenkara-Fisher.com) published some great photos of his experience at the event (including some that peek behind the scenes). I highly recommend checking out the blog entry HERE to see the goings-on.

Video: Tying Flies with Mr. Yuzo Sebata

Wow. What a wonderful video put together by Daniel Galhardo and Tenkara USA. It’s a little bit longer than most (over 8 minutes) but well worth the time:

From the video’s description:
Mr. Yuzo Sebata is one of the most well-known tenkara anglers in Japan. He keeps his fly-fishing simple and enjoys backpacking in the mountains of Japan catching trout and foraging for mushrooms. When we went backpacking together, he brought along a very simple fly-tying kit, which he pulled out at our camp by the stream and proceeded to tie a fly. Watch to see how he ties flies without a vise and with very simple materials.

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Fallfish Tenkara: 2016 Year In Review

It’s no secret that Isaac Tait of Fallfish Tenkara has been a very big part of the success of Tenkara Angler magazine. His contributions to the various issues have been tremendous, and his content has brought us all a little bit closer to tenkara and culture in Japan.

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The other day, Isaac posted a 2016 “Year in Review” post at Fallfish Tenkara. It’s full of photos, and specifically, the video also embedded below. Do yourself a favor and go over to his post by clicking THIS LINK as well as watching the associated video.


The video has beautiful sights from all over Japan, however, if you’re specifically interested in fishing footage, it begins around the 3:00 mark.

Enjoy!