TenkaraGrasshopper on the South Platte, Colorado

Friday, December 12, 2014

Final thoughts for 2014 from the TenkaraGrasshopper

TenkaraGrasshopper On Bear Creek, Colorado
Photo Courtesy of E.K. Tegland Photography
The twilight days of 2014 are here, albeit short days it seems, and it is now time to review the past year and maybe even set some new goals for 2015. Care to join me on this journey down memory lane? Who knows, this might help you to jog some memories of this past year as well.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tenkara Tips #4A Maintaining a Tenkara Rod

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Tenkara Guide Tips #4A

Maintaining a Tenkara Rod

In the last installment of the Tenkara Guide Tips #4 The Care and Feeding of a Tenkara Rod we discussed how not to break a tenkara rod. Today we are going to take a look at how to properly maintain a tenkara rod if it gets wet or seems to stick when it is being extended or collapsed. This procedure can be done at home or riverside. I prefer doing this while I am home as there are fewer chances of losing parts, as long as the kitten does not make it into the TenkaraGrasshopper Man Cave!

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.