There’s no debate that Paul Gaskell & John Pearson from Discover Tenkara produce some of the highest-quality content on tenkara today. Whether it is through their Discover Tenkara website, free email tutorials, or educational materials such as books and videos, they have been at the forefront of cataloging not only the history but the basic and advanced techniques used to be a successful tenkara angler.
Today, they debut their new free video series entitled “Tenkara in Focus.” With over a half hour of footage from around the world, it’s a must watch for anyone with an interest in tenkara.
You may also happen to notice a familiar face/name about halfway through. I was fortunate enough to participate in their first episode with a report on behalf of Tenkara Angler magazine from the 2016 Tenkara Jam.
A wonderful tenkara video out of Canada recently posted to Vimeo by Liam R-F. The beginning is very soothing, some beautiful trout brought to hand, but really like that he wasn’t afraid to insert some points of levity about half way through…yeah, we all get hung up in trees…
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).
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.
In perhaps one of the first significant applications of the Facebook Live Broadcast feature amongst the tenkara community, Tenkara USA founder Daniel Galhardo will be hosting a live video stream from Boulder Creek (Colorado), on Wednesday, June 8th.
The stream will speak about tenkara, do some live demonstrations, as well as attempt to answer any viewer-submitted questions. Galhardo ballparked the video stream to last about an hour to an hour and a half.
The broadcast will begin at 10pm Mountain Time, which also happens to place it ideally during the lunch hour on the East Coast. To join, visit the Tenkara USA Facebook page.