Tenkara Outlaws?

May 8, 2012 By: Erin Block

Jason Klass of Tenkara Talk has some witty advice regarding a serious legal subject involving Tenkara anglers, and it involves velcro and a reel.  This comes after the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s statement that “tenkara fishing on fly fishing only waters is technically illegal.”

The law as it stands defines fly fishing as the use of a “traditional fly rod, fly reel, and fly line.” So apparently, Klass says, in New York State “’traditional’ means something that has been used for less than two hundred years or so.”