A Niche Within A Niche Within A Niche

Although perhaps not truly tenkara, it’s nice to see its distant cousin micro-fishing getting some additional exposure over the last week. As some of you might have heard or read, NPR did a piece and ran a nice little article (no pun intended) on fishing for micros.

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If this tiny trophy fishing interests you, the Fall 2016 issue of Tenkara Angler features Chris Stewart’s wonderful article A Niche Within A Niche Within A Niche¬†regarding micro fishing. And don’t forget to check out TenkaraBum for a wide array of gear and technique talk regarding micros, including his newest offering, a 3×5 photo/identification tank.

 

Advanced Tenkara Casting: Rob Worthing

One of the highlights from Day One of the 2016 Tenkara Jam was Rob Worthing’s presentation on Advanced Casting. Not only did he explain what the heck a “Supine J” is, but he also did a great job visually demonstrating for those in attendance.

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If you weren’t able to make it to Cherokee, fear not! ¬†Rob’s presentation was covered in the Winter 2015/16, Spring 2016, & Fall 2016 issues of Tenkara Angler. Or, if you were at the Jam, and just want a refresher and a copy of the progression tables to practice at home, the links to each can be found below:

Winter 2015/16: Advanced Casting Part I
Spring 2016: Advanced Casting Part II
Fall 2016: Advanced Casting Part III

 

Discover Tenkara Email Tutorials

One of the best sources of “instructional” tenkara information available today also happens to be free. The email tutorials distributed by Discover Tenkara are wonderfully written and full of tips and techniques that are certain to make you more effective on the water. Once you subscribe, they simply show up in your Inbox every few days making it easy to consume at your leisure.

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A diagram from a recent tutorial

US & Canadian readers can sign up for HERE

Readers from other parts of the world can sign up HERE

Tenkara Guides Host 2016 Oni Tenkara School

Friends of Tenkara Angler, the Tenkara Guides LLC, are hosting the Oni Tenkara School in the United States again this summer. ¬†Featuring the teachings of “Tenkara no Oni” Masami Sakakibara, the 3-day session will take place at Sundance Mountain Resort, UT between July 7-9, 2016.

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Spaces are limited, so if you are interested, check out the Tenkara Guides’ website HERE for more information.

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