Hello, my name is Graham Moran and I am the host of Tenkara Grasshopper. I want to welcome you to the site and share some about myself and the website.

I started utilizing the tenkara method in December of 2011. Tenkara Grasshopper was created shortly after to share the lessons I learned on my journey into the depths of tenkara. Years later, I continue to share the bits and pieces of tenkara knowledge I have gained while studying tenkara.

I am a transplant from Wisconsin currently living in Aurora, Colorado with my loving wife and two beautiful children. When I am not fishing I am spending as much time as I can with my children as they grow up.

Having grown up in Wisconsin I developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. I have also been fishing as long as I can remember. When I was sixteen, I started fly fishing almost exclusively and have been fishing tenkara exclusively since 2011.


My goal is to provide tips and tricks to increase the enjoyment of tenkara as a form of fly fishing. I have wanted to share my knowledge with beginners as well as advanced tenkara anglers from the start.

Through constant personal learning, I hope to provide knowledge that will shorten a beginning anglers learning curve. While primarily focusing on the beginner, I hope to give those who are more advanced, tips to improve their tenkara fishing as well.

Educational Outreach

I do my best to spread the word about tenkara through public talks and events throughout the state of Colorado. I offer courses for adults and children in an effort to create new fly anglers and environmentalists through my Educational Outreach program.


I am a proud member of the Tenkara USA Certified Guide Network. Working as a tenkara guide in association with Trout’s Fly Fishing located in Denver, Colorado, I am sharing my passion for tenkara with others.



I am an active member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA). Besides the Tenkara Grasshopper website, I have written articles for the Tenkara USA Magazine. I am a featured columnist for Kype Magazine under the Tenkara Wanderings column which comes out twice a year.