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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Hookin’ Up With An Old Girlfriend

Well, not really.  My wife would probably go Lorena Bobbitt on me.  But after a year of solely tenkara angling, I dusted off the old five-weight and went fishing.  My friend, G.T., invited me to go back to the little lake where I caught my first tenkara bass.  You might remember from the earlier post that … Continue reading »

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Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter, Help!

Now that Kofi Annan has finished in his peace mission to Syria, perhaps he can undertake one in Tenkaraland.  The debate between Chris Stewart and Daniel Galhardo has reached a new level of  recrimination and acrimony.  Time Out! There will probably never be a consensus on what tenkara is, so perhaps it’s time to admit … Continue reading »

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Are You An Author? Do You Speak Tenkara?

Now that this blog is up and running, I would like to invite you, the reader, to submit a post or photos.  Tenkara is a method, a tool, and perhaps most importantly, a community (and a growing one, at that).  If you fish tenkara (in any form), or even if you do not, I would like to … Continue reading »

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EZ-Keepers Are Keepers

In a recent blog post the author described difficulties with line tangle using EZ-Keepers on her tenkara rod.  While not as attractive and sexy as some of the handcrafted line spools I’ve seen on the ‘net, I can’t imagine an easier system of line storage than EZ-Keepers. For the past year I’ve been using a … Continue reading »

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Summer (Mayfly) Blizzard on Spring Creek

    To me, one of nature’s greatest spectacles is perhaps an understated one:  a mayfly hatch. This is one of those events that reminds me of the mystery and logic of nature.  Standing midstream, a little  movement catches my eye, and from seemingly  nowhere a few mayflies have begun an aerial ballet.  Soon joined by more … Continue reading »

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Long Lake

Thought you might want to start your day with a photo of Long Lake in the Indian Peaks wilderness of Colorado.  The lake is a short hike from the Brainard Lake campground and contains a good population of trout.  As you can see, you are rewarded with fantastic views of the 13,000′ Indian Peaks.

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