Tenkara Tips

Collapsing your tenkara rod

Collapsing your tenkara rod is just as easy as extending it. Tenkara Grasshopper is here to cover the proper way of properly collapsing your tenkara rod.

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Extending your tenkara rod

Taking care of a tenkara rod is not difficult and extending your tenkara rod is even easier. Follow these simple steps to avoid a broken tenkara rod.

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Trip Preparation Ten Essentials Tenkara Style

Good trip preparation requires not just tenkara gear but the Ten Essentials. Learn what they are and get a primer and choosing the best ones.

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Trip Preparation Tenkara Style Part 1

Tenkara is about the technique not the gear. Yet, when it comes to trip preparation, it is all about the gear! As a tenkara angler there are a number of considerations we must make during trip preparation.

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Tenkara Process Before Tenkara Product

Tenkara is not a Zen Buddhist practice even though it has attributes that could be correlated to the practice of Zen. One lesson I find any tenkara angler will find useful is focusing on the tenkara process before tenkara product.

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Rigging Tricks and Techniques Part 2

As a tenkara guide I have found a few tricks that do truly maximize my clients time on the water! In this post I will share my knots of choice.

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What is a backup tenkara rig?

Every tenkara angler I know has a go-to gear list for every trip. Some gear lists are simplicity perfected, while others resemble long range expeditionary assaults. Today’s gear list will likely look like simplicity perfected.

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What do I do for line management?

When one hears the word tenkara, the most common thing that comes to mind is “A rod, a line, a fly!” That is really the essence of tenkara gear wise. Yet a question always arises when a person is new

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