TenkaraGrasshopper on the South Platte, Colorado

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tenkara Tips #4

Tenkara Tips #4

The Care and Feeding of a Tenkara Rod

The tenkara rod is an amazing tool for catching fish of all kinds. There are very few limits to what kinds of fish an angler can land with a tenkara rod but there are some caveats to the care and feeding of your tenkara rod.

Just like anything out there that is manufactured, if handled improperly a tenkara rod can and will break. Sadly, I have seen it happen more than once and ninety percent of the time it has been operator error rather than manufacturer defect.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tenkara Tips #3

Tenkara Tips #3

What is the best kebari (fly) to start with?

Amano Kebari
Photo Courtesy of Tenkara USA
When starting out practicing tenkara there is always the question of what to use as a first fly, whether it is better to start with a kebari or a western fly. But first let me give you a quick introduction to what a traditional Japanese kebari is.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

TenkaraGrasshopper and the "Squirell Factor"

Tenkara Water
Photo Courtesy of TenkaraGrasshopper Media
As the weather cools down and the world starts to look more towards the home and family with the holidays just around the corner, there seems to be more time for introspection that occurs at the same time. I have been seeing this going on with many of my friends as well as a number of the amazing tenkara blogs that are currently running at this time.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Tenkara Tips #2

Tenkara Tips #2

What is the best line for me to start out with furled or level line?

Tenkara has a few options that make things a little more difficult when starting out in tenkara but are stilll very easy to deal with in a short amount of time. A common question is what the best line to start with is, furled or level line?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tenkara Tips #1

Tenkara Tips #1

What is the best rod length for tenkara?

Tenkara USA 12' Iwana
Photo Courtesy of Tenkara USA

The question that continues to arise when it comes to starting out in tenkara or as an angler gains more experience as a tenkara angler. So what is the correct rod length for tenkara?