Tenkara Steelhead

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By Tim Harris Can tenkara make one a better steelheader? When I moved to the Pacific Northwest over 20 years ago I was thrilled to finally be living in the land of steelhead. The fish was almost mythic growing up in the Midwest and I’d spent a...



Let it ride

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By Daniel Galhardo DON’T RECAST YOUR FLY UNTIL IT’S HAD A CHANCE. It takes some time to learn how to read water well. But, at least when it comes to fishing mountain streams, the concept is easy to grasp: fish are looking for food and shelter, and...



Tenkara Presentation, Really “Fishing” The Fly

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By Tim Harris One fly, but many ways to fish it. In a play of words, it is said that "tenkara" means "ten colors” since the kanji is the same - テンカ ラ. This means ten tenkara fishers have ten different styles of fishing. This could be...



Fighting Big Fish on Tenkara Rods

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When I got my first tenkara, I couldn't wait to break it. The prevailing idea seemed, and still seams to be, that tenkara rods are for catching small fish. I took that as a challenge. I met Daniel Galhardo of Tenkara USA for a beer and...



Trout Of Japan

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by Daniel Galhardo "THE SEA-RUN FORM ASCENDS RIVERS OF JAPAN IN MAY WHEN CHERRY TREES ARE IN BLOOM AND THEREFORE IS KNOWN AS THE SAKURA MASU, OR CHERRY SALMON". As part of my mission of spreading the tenkara story to anglers outside of Japan, I have made...