We did it: A Tenkara Times zoom rod for those small overgrown streams, the WaterShed 330. The rod is intended to cast the lightest lines and can be zoomed from 2.63 to 3.06 meters to match the tightest quarters on the smallest streams. The WaterShed 330 is soft and will be well loaded by as little as 2 meters of #2 level line and it feels almost weightless at 59 grams. With the WS 330 it will be fun to fight even the most modest sized fish.
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 >>
by David Walker, US
I have played around searching the Internet for Japanese language Tenkara websites or videos using Japanese phrases for several years. I do it because I find it fun and challenging. It is a language I do not speak or read. Or only read a little. Over time I have learned several words, learned a little about Japanese sentence structure that helps me translate, more or less correctly, what I find with the help of Google translate. Sure ever now and again I search for Tenkara website in English. But that is a little boring and not much of a challenge. READ>>
MOTIVE 390 tenkara rods are back in stock.
by Oleg Stryapunin, CZ
MOTIVE 390 tenkara rods are back in stock and they even have some improvements. READ>>
by Jeremy Lucas, UK
I have fished more with tenkara than western-style this year, and much of it has been a hugely satisfying revelation. It has been an extreme range of rivers; after the winter grayling on the Eden, in Cumbria, I spent most of the spring and summer fishing the chalk streams of the Artois region of northern France. A brief foray to the Tatra mountains in Slovakia, and the magnificent San in south-east Poland, finally brought me back to the rivers of northern England and the autumn fishing for grayling, though the wild brown trout are currently super-active among the heavy hatches of pale wateries we always have at this time of year. The rivers have varied from tiny carriers and feeder streams, often not even two metres across, to the expanse of the San tail-water at over a hundred metres. READ>>
Recent Tenkara Videos:
Alexander Vlasov, BY,
Tenkara fishing in Sweden:
Masami Sakakibara, JP,
How to clean up tenkara rods:
Christophe Laurent, FR, tenkara fishing in Normandie after the rains:
Tom Davis, US: this video illustrates the tenkara tactics perfectly:
TryTenkara rods are lighter and more sensitive. It is the best choice for precise casting with level lines.
Motive 390 tenkara rod is targeted to “big fish big river” tenkara. It is the strongest rod and carries the longest and heaviest level lines. Also it is the best to switch to CZnymphing rigs at deeper pools.
WaterShed tenkara rods are the premium soft rods, targeted to the experienced anglers.
One day an excellent book called “Entomologie für Fliegenfischer”, written by Walter Reisinger, Ernst Bauernfeind and Erhard Loidl, feel into my hands. It was originally published in German; I was studying the Czech version. Unfortunately, I have never encountered information about its publication in English.
Tenkara Level Lines quick guide:
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.
SanyoValcan Applaud tenkara line (1) is the line with normal visibility and little softer and less memory than others. Sanyo Valcan Applaud HiVis tenkara line (2) is of the same material with orange color and have larger variety of sizes. Both lines are opaque color and look thicker, than other lines with the same size.
NISSIN PALS Tenkara Level Line (3) is opaque pink colored line, very well visible.
Yamatoyo Tenkara Line (4) is transparent, very bright fluorescent yellow, that makes it the best to be used in the twilight and under the canopies at overgrown streams.
Very popular Sunline Buttobi Tenkara Line (5) is fluorescent orange colored. Vivid dyeing is used to make it “glows”. It is the most visible level line at multicolor contrasting background and glare water surface.