Video: Tenkara, and the Man Card

Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a hilarious video about one man’s attempt to regain his fly-fishing “street cred,” even though he like fishing with a telescoping Tenkara rod. The video involves parodies of many types of fly-fishing videos that we feature here on the Fly Fishing blog, so you all should be in on the jokes. It’s a long journey that Rod Giesecke takes us on, but it’s worth it.

9 thoughts on “Video: Tenkara, and the Man Card

  1. John Gross

    LOL!!! I laughed my butt off!
    Well played sir! Well played.
    And how refreshing is it to see one of these videos done with, not just narration, but really well done narration? Excellent. 🙂

  2. Carl

    As a retired technology teacher having taught video production using Final Cut Pro, which isn’t the easiest program to use, I find this video is phenomenal. The explosion scene of the bridge is really exceptional and I applaud you for taking on such a challenging project. I was duly impressed with the video techniques of cuts, titles, and equipment used in the production of this video. The proper use of copyright material, with permission, and copyright free music is something few people do – WELL DONE. I see by the credits that many family members were enlisted in the production as well. TERRIFIC! I for one truly enjoyed watching this video BRAVO!!!

  3. ryan

    this was exactly how I feel when I watch all of the videos on the film festival every Friday. I my self am 17 and have tried making several films but have given up cause they just seem like toooooo much work. but after seeing you do this amazing guy, well sir I can now see that if you can figure it out and have it look that fricking bad ass, well then I can too!

  4. Bill Bayler

    If it swims I attempt to catch it with my little Orvis Clearwater, nothin fancy, but precious to me. Trust me your “man card” remains intact as long as you are getting out there and having fun.

  5. Ron Giesecke

    Thank you so much for posting this. Tenkara USA tweeted me that it was here, and I sincerely appreciate the kind words from all.

    Ron Giesecke

    Redding, Ca.


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