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...

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...

What Every Fly Angler Can Learn From Tenkara

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I DIG MY TENKARA ROD AND I'M NOT ASHAMED OF IT. It seems like there are only two camps when it comes to fishing tenkara. Those who love it and those who hate it. I think the general sentiment of the haters was summed up pretty...