Techniques

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 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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Microfishing? An adventure in “Why Not?”

Take an adventure with me into the wonderful world of microfishing for tiny fish. This is truly and adventure in “Why Not?”

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Stop before you cross the river!!!

Don’t step into the river without really knowing what is in front of you. You would be surprised where fish will hold!

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How do I cast when it is windy?

Tenkara anglers old and new have a common nemesis and she is called the Wind. She can be a cruel Mistress at times and rarely she will offer her help to the tenkara angler.

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How do I cast a tenkara rod?

There is joy to be found in the simplicity of a tenkara cast! Find the pleasure in a few simple steps.

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Rigging Techniques and Tricks Part 1

By sharing a few of the traditional rigging techniques as well as a selection of my most productive techniques that I have learned while on the water with my clients, I hope that you will find a technique that will maximize your fishing time.

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Revisiting the Tenkara “One Fly” Concept

When I adopted tenkara as a viable method of fly fishing I quickly jumped on the “One Fly” Express because that is how it was done traditionally in Japan and how it was introduced into the United States (at least in my little realm of reality!) I tried this fly choice method for a period of time, yet I lacked the discipline or patience to truly learn how to properly present a tenkara fly to a fish and get it to eat my fly.

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