Friday, February 1, 2013

What is Tenkara?

What is Tenkara?

Tenkara is the traditional Japanese method of fly fishing, where only a rod, line and fly are used. Tenkara originated and was perfected over centuries in the mountain streams of Japan, where it was originally practiced by commercial fishermen who caught fish for a living. It is the ideal method for fly fishing mountain streams and small streams, where reels are hardly necessary, and a long rod provides many advantages.

11ft to 14ft 7in rods collapse down to a mere 20 inches and all pieces remain protected inside the rod until you are ready to fish. The long rod allows you to effectively fish very challenging waters by keeping the light line completely off currents for the ultimate drag-free drifts and precise manipulation.

Tenkara is about fly fishing simplicity. It's about enjoying the full fly fishing experience with only the necessary amount of gear.

All you need is a rod, line and fly!!!

Mad River Outfitters is thrilled to one of the few Tenkara USA dealers in the country. Stay tuned for more info, instruction and videos on Tenkara from us.

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Mad River Outfitters
813 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214