TenkaraGrasshopper on the South Platte, Colorado

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?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Fly Fishing Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park by Steve Schweitzer

A Fly Fishing Guide To Rocky Mountain National Park
Photo Courtesy of Steve Schweitzer

There are guide books for anglers telling them about rivers around this great country of ours and I have been using one of the best books that I have found to date on Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). I felt that I needed to truly explore the crown jewel of the United States National Park system using this guide before I could give you all a truly thorough review of this book. Please understand that even though this book was published in 2010 I have not just gotten this book. I know that getting reviews out on books or products is key as soon as they come out but for this one I am glad I waited till now.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The 2014 Tenkara Summit: A Report From The Grasshopper

Tenkara Summit 2014
Image Courtesy of Tenkara USA

I realize that this review of the 2014 Tenkara Summit is late in coming but I finally had a chance to get my thoughts in order and give you my take on the Summit before I read any of the other online posts related to the Summit. That in itself probably sounds like blasphemy to many of you but I have no excuse other than family and work obligations to meet.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tenkara Tips from a Tenkara Guide: A New Series of Posts

Tenkara Guide Network
Image Courtesy of Tenkara USA

As many of you know TenkaraGrasshopper Guides Services, currently members of the Tenkara USA Certified GuideNetwork, have partnered up with Minturn Anglers out of the Parker, Colorado store. We run trips on the South Platte headed towards Deckers, CO as well as a number of other locations along the Front Range and also in the Vail Valley. Follow the link here to see a complete listing of locations we at Minturn Anglers can take you as well as current pricing and my availability for trips.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Clean Water, The EPA, and Corporate Greed


The proceeding was released on July 16, 2014 by Trout Unlimited. 

U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approves bills that undermine the Clean Water Act

MAJORITY OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS TURN THEIR BACKS ON AMERICAN SPORTSMEN AND WOMEN BY APPROVING BILLS THAT STOP REGULATORY OVERSIGHT IN BRISTOL BAY AND ON OUR NATION’S RIVERS


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today approved three bills that undermine the Clean Water Act, while handing a gift to the destructive Pebble Mine proposal in Alaska and turning its back on American sportsmen and women, said Steve Moyer, Trout Unlimited’s vice president of government affairs.