6th European tenkara convention


Fish with a System and Increase Your Catch Rate.
by Chris Hendriks, NL

One day my son and I went out on a fishing trip. He is new to the world of fly fishing but very interested in tenkara and learned a lot very quickly. But it happened twice that I was catching a lot more fish the he was. Although he put a lot of effort into his fishing and was doing everything right. We also read the water together and he can almost read the water completely by himself.... READ >> 

DAIWA SEIRYU X45 rod.

by Oleg Stryapunin, CZ

Do you remember DAIWA SAGIRI rod discontinued in the year 2013? It was fantastic light rod, great for tenkara fishing. Now we have very god news for you. New DAIWA Seiryu X is probably the better reincarnation of DAIWA SAGIRI. Being midflex it feel much more like the best Japanese mid flex tenkara rods than other seiryu rods do. We recommend this rod for non-trophy sized trout and large open waters. We do not plan to produce 4.5m rods, so we add DAIWA Seiryu X45 in order to cover our lovely customer’s demand.


Kebari Flies:

I think kebari must be and can be very simple. Three components are enough: hook, feather and thread. This year searching for an effective kebari color I’ve experimented a lot with multicolored threads by Mettler. Now that the season is over and I can conclude that some patterns have passed the seasonal tests with the great success. The champion is in the picture. I call it 


Tenkara Level Lines
 quick guide:

1 - NISSIN PALS
2 - DAIWA
3 - Sunline TORNADO
4 - YGK
5 - LineSystems Tenkara FC
6 - Sunline Buttobi
7 - SANYO Valcan Applaud
8- YAMATOYO
9 - SANYO Valcan Applaud green

The best  tenkara level lines are produced with the fluorocarbon material with the density 1.78. The difference in suppleness and memory is very small; the main difference is the color and visibility. The line visibility is very important for tenkara fishing. Different colors give you the variety of the opportunities to monitor your line’s position in the air and against the background of the water and the banks.


Tenkara Casting Technique Observations.

by David Walker, US

Casting the line with a Tenkara rod is in many ways a paradox. Some people can cast a line the length of the rod fairly well after only a few casts.  Other people struggle to cast the line and have the line extend more than one meter beyond the end of the rod. The paradox is the harder they try to cast the line the less success they have.

This summer will be my sixth year Tenkara fishing. I am completely self-taught. Learning on my own how to cast by watching YouTube videos, trying to duplicate their casting motion and timing, reading what others have written about proper casting, and by trying to analyze what I think happens during my casting, and what should happen. What works and what does not work.... READ>> 



1stStep 360 Rod Edition Y2017.
by Oleg Stryapunin, CZ

I want the angler’s first step into tenkara fishing to hook him, so I consider 1stStep 360 to be the most important rod in The Tenkara Times product line. This rod provides an easy entry point due the price, but it has the casting feel and accuracy of some more expensive rods. The redesigned Y2017 1stStep 360 features an updated new look with a gloss finish and 3D-look carbon cosmetics near the grip. 
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New TRY テンカラ300 rod
by Oleg Stryapunin, CZ

The TRY300 rod is an update to the TRY330 and it retains the best qualities of its predecessor. Much thought and design consideration went into the original TRY330 and that continues with the TRY300.
The TRY300 is very light, weighing only 56 grams and with a center of gravity of 55cm and rotational moment of 3.08 it feels extremely light in the hand. 

The rod blank is painted matte grey without accents. Since small stream tenkara fishing typically happens at very short distances this muted color is stealthy and spooks fish much less than a bright and glossy rod can. The rod’s light weight allows you to comfortably grip the rod by the butt and is the reason we use a short handle with only the single profile bump. The true rod length is 3.06 meters so the new model name of TRY300 now more accurately indicates the rod’s actual length.

The best way to appreciate TRY300 is to cast it and fish it. We hope you’ll like the new rod.





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Recent Tenkara Videos:

Chris Hendriks, NO
https://vimeo.com/137465811

Alexander Vlasov, BY, 
Tenkara fishing in Sweden:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVkpSdZ9kI4

Masami Sakakibara, JP,
How to clean up tenkara rods:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TI_Ki2y9kc&list=UUP3fm3ngO9v_FRS1ZivJFXg#t=46

Christophe Laurent, FR,  tenkara fishing in Normandie after the rains:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjKB7EL9rm8#t=13

Tom Davis,  US:  this video illustrates the tenkara tactics perfectly:

tenkara by Tom Davis

Lucas Bauer, AT:
https://sites.google.com/site/tenkaratimescom/home/josef%20video.png

Carlos Andre Blatt, BR: 
tenkara in Brazil

Tom Davis, US:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cAXBvDcWuw