by Lesly Janssen
I come from a fly fishing background but have been practicing tenkara now for two seasons. My first experience with Tenkara was on the Ucja river with a dry fly. I was amazed at how easy it was to present a fly without drag over long drifts. Since then, many things in the fishing itself have become easier. But my goal to catch a good sized, spooky marble trout on tenkara brought new challenges. In pursuit of this goal, I tested my gear to its limits. I caught and lost many good sized fish with a trial and error in approach. Stalking fish in these crystal clear rivers with a fairly short Tenkara setup offers a challenging combination of fishing and "hunting" that suited my style perfectly. I am not a Tenkara purist who only fishes kebari's. I’m more like a hybrid who gives each situation exactly what it asks for to get results. READ>>
by Carlos Andre Blatt
Why a Kayak?My favorite form of fishing is to wade using tenkara or fly tackle. However, living in a semi–arid region, wading boils down to the beach throughout the year and lakes in the dry season because there are very few rivers with sufficient water. There are also mangrove areas, but wading there is impossible because you can only access the channels by boat.
Fishing from the beach is somewhat unfriendly and not particularly productive due to strong winds and high waves. READ>
by Oleg Stryapunin
I want customers to love tenkara from the very first tenkara fishing day. That is the reason why I consider the entry-level rod to be the most important in our model’s line. To achieve this I’ve based production of the 1stStep rod on customer feedback rather than expert reviews. Experts can fish tenkara style with broomsticks; beginners need a rod with forgiving casting and presentation features.
By Jeremy Lucas,UK
On any river I always find myself thinking of its suitability for tenkara versus western-style. Most, but not all, that are best for the fixed-line tend to be small. Most, too, contain grayling, which, I have discovered, are the perfect tenkara quarry, more so than fast moving trout - particularly big trout. In any case, the wonderful Teplá Vltava, in Sumava national park of south west Bohemia, is just one of these streams, and in my estimation, it is not only perfect for tenkara, but is perfect in every sense, especially for its wonderful grayling. READ>>
This year it will take place in South Bohemia, CZ at Vltava river near Vyssi Brod city. Visit the pages
for the details.
By Lucas Bauer, Austria:
NEW!!! By Carlos Blatt, BR:
By Lesly Janssen, NL:
My kebaries had grown this season. Being challenged by high gradient rivers I had switched this popular Amano kebari >> from size 14 to size 10.
1stStep 360 6:4 tenkara rod >> is the best to start tenkara fishing with. It is the allrounder, well suited for the most variable fishing conditions and all fishing techniques.
TryTenkara 360 6:4 tenkara rod >> is lighter and more sensitive. It is the best choice for precise casting with level lines at pocket waters, rocky bed high gradient rivers or overgrown streams.
TryTenkara 390 7:3 tenkara rod >> is of the same feeling, but long and little stiffer for better reach at larger waters with longer 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.
The best 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.
Daiwa Tenkara level Line>> (3) is transparent pink colored line, well visible in the air and much less visible in water, is popular for the anglers, providing subsurface fishing.
Yamatoyo Tenkara Line>> (4) is also transparent, but 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.
Titanium tenkara lines>> are the best choice for windy conditions. The lines are made of titanium alloy with super elastic properties:
Sometimes you break tip segments, loose plug or butt cap of your favourite tenkara fishing rod. It is not the reason for seppuku, we have spare parts >>