Tenkara Office

My Tenkara Office

“Man cave”, “gear room”, “fishing room”, “sanctuary”…no matter what you call it, we all have our special little corners of the world where we gather our gear, come up with new creations, or just generally meditate on our sport (even if it’s just a corner of the garage).  This is mine.  And I’d like to…

Clear Creek

After the Flood

I took the day off from work today to hit Clear Creek thinking the water levels might have come down a little since I was there last weekend.  Nope. Still running high, but fishable.  I also wanted to check out what condition the recent flooding had left the stream in.  Unfortunately, two of my suspicions…

Takayama Sakasa Kebari Tenkara Fly

Takayama Sakasa Kebari

The Takayama sakasa kebari is a classic tenkara fly that is tied in many color variations.  But basically, it’s characterized by having a thread abdomen, a peacock thorax, and forward facing hackle.  My first encounter with this fly was the red version so that’s what I chose to base my interpretation on.  Here’s my recipe…

Tenkara Times Motive Rod

Tenkara Times Motive Rod

Having already tested rods from Tenkara Times such as the 1st Step and Next, I was already familiar with their quality before receiving their their Motive Rod.  In my experience, Tenkara Times makes very good rods with actions I like.  And the Motive is no exception.  Here is my review… Action The Motive is the longest rod Tenkara Times makes…