By now, most fly fishers have at least heard about Tenkara–a Japanese method of fly fishing developed about 200 years ago–and you’ve probably seen both pro-Tenkara websites and videos that make fun of the tackle and techniques.
But how much do you really know about Tenkara rods, flies, and set up? To bridge the information gap and to inform more fly anglers, Daniel Galhardo of Tenkara USA has launched a video series called “2-minute Guides to Tenkara.” In the first five episodes, he walks you through how Tenkara rods work, how to choose the right rod, how to set that rod up, and how to select the right flies. It’s entertaining and illuminating stuff.
Even if you don’t think you’ll get yourself a Tenkara rod, such as the adjustable length Sato model, at least you’ll know what everyone is talking about when the subject comes up. Keep an eye out for more videos in the series on the Tenkara USA YouTube channel.