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...

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...

My Tenkara Fix

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By Justin Pickett We had hardly settled into the lodge in Patagonia and already I’m itching to wet a line. There is a pond in front of the main lodge, with a small stream meandering through the backside of the property, as well as the Chimehuin River...