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Tenkara wins another convert in the form of author and photographer David Dirks, who calls the simple and effective technique a revelation.
“Traditional tenkara line consists of about 10 feet of hand-woven monofilament that is attached to the tip of the rod.
So you’re working with about 10 feet of tenkara fly line and about 2-3 feet of leader material. Using the long reach of the tenkara rod with about 13-15 feet of line, you can put a fly in almost any spot with absolutely minimal drag.”