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My First Tenkara Experience?

Posted by on January 28, 2013


Future Tenkara Angler


Source of My Fishing Gene

Memories, like dreams. largely come unbidden, the subconcious constantly scanning the brain’s hard drive.  So it was today.  An old memory, in black and white;  I’m six years old, at my grade school’s fall carnival, and I’m standing facing a partition.  What’s behind it I cannot see.  In my hand is a bamboo fishing pole with a length of twine attached, a large plastic hook at the other end.  I cast the line over the partition, wait a second, then feel a tugging on the line.  When I retrieve the line, I find that I have caught a grabbag of trinkets and candy.

So it is.  Almost sixty years ago and I’m fishing tenkara.  I just didn’t know it.

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