Tenkara Tuesday - A New Controversy?

Welcome to Tenkara Tuesday.

As many of you may already be aware, I was lucky enough to meet a lot of tenkara-minded folks at the Fly Fishing Show last weekend.  It was a tenkara summit of sorts, albeit in Somerset rather than Salt Lake City...or at least a tenkara blogger summit, which in my opinion is just as good.

Now Daniel from Tenkara USA has already mentioned this little meetup on his blog, but in reading his post and looking at the pictures, there's just one thing that seems a little off.  It appears that for whatever the reason, Daniel doctored the group picture.  I guess it's probably because he wants to lay low following his week of tenkontroversy, but I figured I should probably publish the actual photo, you know, just to keep things real:

From Left to Right:
Lou from Fly & Fin, Chewbacca from Kashyyyk, Chris "TenkaraBum" Stewart, Daniel Galhardo,
Bart "The Jersey Angler", Matt "The Functioning Fishaholic", Yours Truly,
& wookie allergic "Tenkara Guide" Tom Sadler

Sorry Daniel, your secret is out, wookies prefer tenkara too.


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Comments

  1. tenkontroversy Now thats a funny word.

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  2. Now I'm really upset that I went Sat. and not Sun. The chance to meet Daniel AND Chewbacca together!

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    1. Yeah, you really missed out. Maybe next time.

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  3. Rumor has it Daniel cropped out Chewie because our Star Wars themed tenkara gear was not quite ready yet for the fly fishing shows. Rumor has it two new rods will be made. The Chewie-Ito will be a dual length rod with lengths of 20' and 25' fully extended. Perfect for fast moving galaxy rivers and large folk like Chewy. Then the new Ewokiwana will be a 6' rod perfect for, well you know, the ewok size waters.

    I also heard mention of the new rod being made for 2025 that will have a light saber handle but too early to tell from prototypes it will be best used for catch and release fishing. Appears too many arms have been lopped off while sticking the rod under arm while de-hooking a fish.

    At least this is what I hear went down. 8-)

    tj

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    1. Pretty accurate description. There was also a prototype JarJarEbisu at the show, but nobody liked it.

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  4. When chewie gives up the bowcaster for an Iwana i will be less wookie adverse...

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  5. All I can say about the wookie, is clip and tie, clip and tie.

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    1. Spun wookie hair is deadly on the ice floes of Hoth.

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  6. This is the second time I've heard of tenkara rods (I know, come out of the cave), but they look really cool. Are big outfitters selling these yet?

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    1. Some fly shops are, but mostly they are direct from manufacturer (i.e. Tenkara USA). The big boys have not bellied up to the tenkara bar yet. Check out the tenkara tab on this blog and you find a whole list of where to buy.

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  7. Anything endorsed by Chewbacca has to be awesome. How do Star Wars and fly fishing mix again?

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