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…


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.

Photo: Adam Trahan | Tenkara-Fisher

Rather than write my own post, Adam Trahan ( 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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Podcast: Tenkara Superwoman

Karin Miller (Zen Tenkara) was recently featured on the Denver Outfitters podcast.  Took in “Tenkara Superwoman” on my drive home from work the other day, it was a fun listen. Check it out this weekend at the embed below:


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.


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.



Video: Tenkara “Do” Profile Of Yuzo Sebata

There was a wonderful profile of Japanese tenkara Master, Yuzo Sebata posted to the website the other day. Translated into English, the 20-minute video takes us on stream with Sebata-san, and gives us insight into his background as an angler & naturalist.


It’s a very interesting watch if you have not already viewed it.

Note: Some people have issues viewing this video on their mobile devices. If you encounter the same issue, most are able to view on a laptop/desktop by visiting THIS LINK.


Merry Christmas From Tenkara Angler!


Merry Christmas to all of the readers of Tenkara Angler magazine!

Hope you are all enjoying a wonderful holiday season, and that “Tenkara Santa” left you some line, spools, flies, or maybe even a new rod in your stocking!

Be safe, and looking forward to seeing you on the water in 2017!

Tenkara Santa artwork is courtesy of Jim Tignor and appears in the Winter 2016-17 issue of Tenkara Angler. To view (or purchase) Jim’s work, please visit him on Instagram or his Imagekind web store.