Ep. 15: Destination Japan: What To Know Before You Go
Tenkara Talk
by Jason Klass
1M ago
Special Guest: Go Ishii Audio-only Version There probably isn’t a tenkara angler in the U.S. that hasn’t at least entertained the idea of fishing in Japan (someday). As those who have made the journey will attest, it can be complicated and challenging, but not impossible (if you know the right way). My guest Go Ishii… The post Ep. 15: Destination Japan: What To Know Before You Go first appeared on Tenkara Talk ..read more
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Bamboo Waste Tippet Tamer
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by Jason Klass
1M ago
No matter your level of experience, every fly angler out there faces the same dilemma: what to do with waste tippet? And, what to do when you come across a bird’s nest of old line dangling from the branches? The truth is, our disgarded lines are a menace to the riparian environment and detrimental to… The post Bamboo Waste Tippet Tamer first appeared on Tenkara Talk ..read more
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OneStar Leather Tenkara Spool Cases
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by Jason Klass
1M ago
As my collection of wooden spools from Kura-san and TenakraPath has grown over the years, I’ve sometimes thought about doing a better job of organizing and protecting them. I feel that if you’ve invested in a beautifully crafted spool, it’s probably worth investing in protecting it. Handmade and bespoke tackle deserves care, and many of… The post OneStar Leather Tenkara Spool Cases first appeared on Tenkara Talk ..read more
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Oni Itoshiro 340 Tenkara Rod Review
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by Jason Klass
1M ago
Last year, the stars aligned and I finally added the Itoshiro 340 to my lineup of Oni rods. I’d been thinking about it for a long time but was waiting for the bamboo handle version to become available. I already owned the Type III and while they’re the same length, they’re quite different actions. The… The post Oni Itoshiro 340 Tenkara Rod Review first appeared on Tenkara Talk ..read more
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Ask Go Ishii!
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by Jason Klass
2M ago
Go Ishii is a preeminent tenkara angler with one wading boot in the U.S. and one in Japan. He is fluent in both cultures, both languages, and both approaches to tenkara. He learned directly from the great Masamai Sakakibara (Tenkara no Oni) and–with appreciable fishing experience  in both countries–has a unique perspective on modern tenkara.… The post Ask Go Ishii! first appeared on Tenkara Talk ..read more
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3 Why Reasons I Love the Oni Style Coco 290
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by Jason Klass
2M ago
“WOW!” I could probably end this review right here with that one word, and to me, it would be sufficient to describe how I feel about this rod. But you probably want to hear a little more than that! So, spoiler aside, here are the reasons why I fell in love with the Oni Style… The post 3 Why Reasons I Love the Oni Style Coco 290 first appeared on Tenkara Talk ..read more
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Ep. 14: North Country Spiders for the Tenkara Angler
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by Jason Klass
2M ago
“Connecting the dots between the Japanese kebari & English soft hackle traditions”   Special Guest: Jonathan Antunez Dark Watchet by Jonathan Antunez About a month ago, I became enamored with a particular style of fly called the North Country Spider. I immediately recognized that these ultra-minimalist flies have many parallels to tenkara and soon discovered… The post Ep. 14: North Country Spiders for the Tenkara Angler first appeared on Tenkara Talk ..read more
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Ep. 13: The Lost Art of the Basics in Fly Fishing
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by Jason Klass
2M ago
Video Version Audio-only Version In our world of instant gratification, it’s easy to get ahead of ourselves when we begin a new endeavor. We want to take shortcuts, skim the literature, ignore details that seem insignificant (or boring). But in this episode, Jason and his guest, Chuck Kaminski, explain why it’s crucial to have a… The post Ep. 13: The Lost Art of the Basics in Fly Fishing first appeared on Tenkara Talk ..read more
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Ep. 12: Tenkara Fly Fishing for Mental Wellness
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by Jason Klass
4M ago
Jason talks with licensed therapist Tony Parmenter about the mental health benefits of fishing and why tenkara is the ideal choice for "fishing therapy". The post Ep. 12: Tenkara Fly Fishing for Mental Wellness first appeared on Tenkara Talk ..read more
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How To Re-Wind Any Thread To Fit Fly Tying Bobbins
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by Jason Klass
4M ago
When I received my early education in fly tying from the old troglodyte cronies at the fly shop, the use of any thread other than one specifically designated for fly tying was as unthinkable. The mere mention of “sewing thread” would produce an awkward pause, followed by a terse, but forcibly polite, “no”. Then, a… The post How To Re-Wind Any Thread To Fit Fly Tying Bobbins first appeared on Tenkara Talk ..read more
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