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Sharing knowledge and experiences….

Sharing knowledge and experiences….

by September 19, 2013 0 comments
The socializing of people through fishing:

I think there is a bit a of “old school” in all of us… things we bring to life from our parents, grandparents, teachers, friends, and mentors through life.

Tenkara on Bear Creek Colorado
(Photo Courtesy of TenkaraGrasshopper)

There is a unique thing happening in the fishing world these days. It relates to a change in what I feel is the socializing of fishing through Tenkara. I have found in my different attempts to arrive in different fishing disciplines, a lack of proper mentoring and sharing of information. Therefore causing me to move on and venture towards greener pastures.

I have found the “Tenkara” movement in fishing to be one of honest, open, sincere, concerned for accurate and plentiful information. There seems a passion in our midst towards teaching and learning a wonderful art of fishing. This communication is breaking boundaries in our societies. This is a positive thing. We need more global communicating on this earth that outlines are similarities, and not our differences…

Karel Lansky, the Swiss Connection, TenkaraGrasshopper, the USA Connection,
Daniel Galhardo, the Brazilian Connection
(Photo Courtesy of TenkaraGrasshopper)


I have found that Tenkara is not only be a simple way of fishing, but quite complex.   The simplicity is the concept, one rod, one line, one fly.  The complexity is the ability is for a complex minded human to focus on a single goal, dropping everything you know and starting over…  It’s hard in a modern society of information overload to think in a simple manner.   We are constantly overloaded with opinions, thoughts, and ideas contrary to what feels natural.

Fishing to me is something that is learned, through gaining learned natural instinct.  This tradition of teaching people how to fish in different manners is a tradition that has carried through the ages.  For those that endure this life and become wise through experience, our curse is to teach.

We share a unique bond as fisherman.  The respect of what we catch, and the understanding that if, “we don’t take care of our environment” there may not be any fish left to catch.  Its not only a sport, it is a world food supply.

Tenkara Buddies

I feel in a way we as fisherman have a unique opportunity to educate each other, and the world….

Life is simple…
Fishing is simple…
Make life simple…
Fish simple…
and Tenkara…
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