Recent TenkaraBlog  Posts

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>>

Big River Tenkara

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>>

Watershed tenkara rods
New “WaterShed” Rod Series:
by Oleg Stryapunin, CZ

It is obvious today that tenkara is not a fad. The number of tenkara anglers in Europe has doubled this year. So now is the time to release a premium tenkara rod just for them, one that is targeted at experienced tenkara anglers - it is The Tenkara Times WaterShed Series. READ>>

2nd European Tenkara Convention: the report.
by Chris Hendriks, NO
This year, June 2014, The European Tenkara Convention was organised by Oleg from The Tenkara Times and held in Czech Republic. The whole purpose of The European Tenkara Convention is to introduce Tenkara and to bring different companies that are involved within Tenkara together so we can create a good network and cooperation instead of just looking at each other as competitors. 

Recent Tenkara Videos

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:

tenkara by Tom Davis

Lucas Bauer, AT:

Carlos Andre Blatt, BR: 
tenkara in Brazil

Tom Davis, US:

Lesly Janssen, NL:

Tenkara rods quick guide:

1stStep 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 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.

Tenkara events Y 2015

Wine bubble kebari

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.