Today, I got something very special in the mail–a copy of “Tenkara: Radically Simple, Ultralight Fly Fishing”, by Kevin C. Kelleher, MD and Misako Ishimura. Why is this book so special? For starters, it’s the first English Language book on Tenkara fly fishing.
Secondly, it is autographed and came with a personal letter from the co author, Dr. Kelleher. As far as I know, I now own the first autographed copy of the first ever English book on Tenkara fly fishing. I’m considering ordering another copy to actually read and preserving this one as a collector’s item (half kidding).
I’ve flipped through it and at 130 pages (with fairly large text and illustrations), I think I can get through it in a couple of hours. I’m going to try to find some time to read it this weekend. I’m really excited about this book as it is yet one more sign of the foothold Tenkara fly fishing has already taken in the West since Daniel Galhardo of Tenkara USA introduced it to the U.S. just a few years ago.
Stay tuned for my review…