Tag: tenkara

Complete Guide to Tenkara Fishing

Paul Gaskell has put together an amazing comprehensive resource for all you need to know about Tenkara. From the basics of gear and choosing the perfect fly, to casting and the history of the technique, learn more via Discover Tenkara.

Euro Nymphing: Tenkara’s European Cousin

Tenkara bears a striking resemblance to one of the most popular trends in mainstream fly fishing: Euro nymphing. The method was developed by European competition fly fishers to maximize the number of fish they catch while complying with the rules of the Fédération Internationale de la Pêche Sportive Mouche or, in English, the International Sport...

Intro to Tenkara Fishing Gear

"Hey Everyone! I've been asked a number of times to do a video about my preferred method of fly fishing - Tenkara. I was introduced to this style of fishing from my friend Adam Stielstra, now this is pretty much the only way I fish. I have nothing against traditional fly fishing setups, it's just this a bit more compact and a little less gear which fits...

Fighting Big Fish on Tenkara

Tenkara is often thought of as a rod and technique for small water and small fish. However, in this article, Louis Cahill outlines why that’s misleading and offers great advice for strategies for fighting big fish on a Tenkara rod. Via Gink & Gasoline.

Tenkara on Big Rivers

Tenkara is often thought of as a technique for small streams. However, it can be equally effective on large waters as well. “Over the last 20 years or so, a growing group of tenkara anglers has been developing and refining approaches to fishing in these intimidating rivers,” writes Paul Gaskell. Read more in this article via Discover Tenkara.

Tenkara Tippet Length

How do you decide on the perfect tenkara tippet length? “It’s one of the very first decisions you need to build a strategy for when you’re improving your success-rate with tenkara,” writes Paul Gaskell. Read more in this article about choosing and rigging the right tippet length for your tenkara rod and fishing conditions. Via Discover Tenkara.

10th Annual Tenkara Summit

Registration is now open for The Tenkara Summit, “an annual gathering of the tenkara community with the purpose of sharing knowledge about tenkara and provide a chance for everyone to meet and fish together.” The event will be held July 27, 2019 at the Millennium Harvest House Hotel in Boulder, Colorado. Find more information and registration details...

Yvon Chouinard on "Simple Fly Fishing"

Newly revised and updated, with more stories, more secrets, more flies, book trailer for Yvon Chouinard’s best-selling book on tenkara. We now have a limited number of signed copies of Simple Fly Fishing Revised Second Edition: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod & Reel in the MIDCURRENT Store.  Each book is signed by all three authors: Yvon Chouinard...

Podcast: Yvon Chouinard on Simplicity and Fly Fishing

Zach Matthews interviews Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonai and co-author of the book Simple Fly Fishing. Listen as he outlines a lifetime of experience in trimming the fat and getting to the core of things. His philosophy, at odds with many aspects of our society, is as enlightening as it is unusual. "Well you know the first edition was written when...

Q&A with Daniel Galhardo of Tenkara USA

Tenkara fly fishing has been simmering in the background for a few years now, but if the first few months are any indication, 2012 is shaping up to be "The Year of Tenkara."  Tenkara has been showing up a lot lately; in the fly fishing forums, on fly fishing blogs and in mainstream fly-fishing media. This is also the year that Tenkara USA, the first US...