ARE YOU INTERESTED IN DISCOVERING AN EASY WAY TO CATCH TROUT? Attend Tenkara Jam 2016 and learn about this simple fishing method.
What is Tenkara? According to the Tenkara Jam website:
“Tenkara is the traditional Japanese form of fly fishing dating back to the 8th or 9th century. Although the first written reference to Tenkara was in 1878, the term “Tenkara” became popular in Japan thirty or forty years ago; before that it was commonly referred to as “Kabari Tsuri” (meaning fishing with a feathered hook). Using only a rod, line, and fly, Tenkara focuses on simplicity.”
Western-style fly fishing has become complicated; passionate anglers carry a battery of rods, half a dozen reels and lines, and dozens of fly patterns. We try to catch trout using over-engineered technology. A Tenkara angler, on the other hand, accomplishes the same goal using only one rod, a short line, and a simple box of basic flies. It’s fun, it’s inexpensive, and it is highly effective! (If you don’t think you can catch big fishing using Tenkara, check out the photo of the trophy brown trout we found on the Tenkara Rod Company website. Wow!)
When and Where?
Tenkara Jam 2016 will be held on October 15 and 16 at the Yellow Hill Activity Center in Cherokee, North Carolina. There is a full list of presentations that will explain everything you need to know to get started in Tenkara, as well as vendors, a fly swap, and more. For more information about this great event, go to www.tenkarajam.com. Tenkara Jam 2016 is an event of a group called the Appalachian Tenkara Anglers. You’ll find them at www.facebook.com/groups/appalachiantenkaraanglers.