Tenkara Talk Website

Tenkara Talk Trivia

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ve probably seen some changes over the years.  So I thought it would be fun to give a little history on the site, and where it is now. 1.  This website started out as backpackflyfishing.com.  Originally, the main focus was on fly fishing and lightweight backpacking…

Gyotaku Trout Print

Gyotaku Brook Trout Print

Today, I received my long awaited gyotaku print!  In Japanese, “gyo” means “fish” and “taku” roughly translates to “rubbing”, so “gyotaku” could be translated as “fish rubbing”.  Basically, the process involves painting a fish (literally), then laying a piece of washi paper over it, rubbing it to transfer the ink (or paint) to the paper,…