Video: Tenkara “Do” Profile Of Yuzo Sebata

There was a wonderful profile of Japanese tenkara Master, Yuzo Sebata posted to the FishingVision.tv 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.

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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.

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Merry Christmas From Tenkara Angler!

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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.

Fishing Café: Tenkara with Hisao Ishigaki

Several iterations of the Fishing Cafe featuring Dr. Ishigaki have been making the rounds of social media. I thought it would be nice to post the full-length, 52-minute version here, for ease of locating.  (A shorter 11-minute cut can also be found).

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While it is a Japanese-language film, they were kind enough to subtitle it in English. Hope you enjoy the show!

About:
Fishing Café is the show that introduces fishing techniques in Japan. In this episode, Hisao Ishigaki takes us on a journey to discover the secrets of the Japanese fly fishing style, Tenkara. With only a rod, the line, and a fly, Tenkara is one of the simplest ways of fishing and has gained much popularity over recent years. Despite this modern phenomenon, Tenkara has been around in Japan over 100 years. Dr. Ishigaki takes us to learn the history behind this simple yet deep technique of Japanese fly fishing.

Tom Davis Featured in JH News & Guide

A wonderful article was published yesterday in the Jackson Hole News & Guide about Tom Davis, author of the popular blog Teton Tenkara, as well as a prior contributor to Tenkara Angler magazine.

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While it’s a basic “introduction to tenkara” article, it also gleans a bit of knowledge from Tom’s personal experiences with tenkara both on water and online.

Tom’s contribution to the Spring 2016 issue of Tenkara Angler can be found HERE.

 

Distinction Magazine: Tenkara & Tom Sadler

Nice article by Tim Eberly on tenkara and guide Tom Sadler. It’s a brief read, but always enjoyable to see familiar faces in print. Having met Tom more than a handful of times, I can tell you he’s one of the good guys.

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Photo: Nick Swingle / Distinction

Distinction magazine is a Hampton Roads, Virginia magazine featuring local culture, dining, style, & more…

 

Tenkara Adventurer: A Lost Treasure

Back in 2009-2010, when tenkara was still but a minor curiosity in the American angling scene, there was a pretty tight knit group of early adopters, most of which used forums, such as the Tenkara USA forum, and blogs to ask questions, communicate ideas, and explore new concepts, all centered around fixed line fly fishing. Everyone was learning from each other, there were no “experts,” self-professed or otherwise.

One of the best early blogs was Tenkara Adventurer, written by Laurent Marshall. It was such an enjoyable read, as he was trying many things, such as tying Zenmai fern flies, building Horsehair lines, wearing “Shower Climbing” shoes, all the while pairing them with beautiful photography & writing.

 

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Photo by Laurent Marshall

 

If you have the opportunity, please do yourself a favor and visit Tenkara Adventurer, particularly the posts from 2010. You won’t regret this look back in time.

Not sure what Laurent is doing these days; wonder if he still fishes his tenkara rods?