May 15, 2013

Tenkara Summit 2013 - Day One's Events

The first official day of the 2013 Tenkara Summit had a little bit of everything...

Welcome to the 2013 Tenkara Summit

Lots of people...

A view of the vendor fair floor

Fly tying...

Loften Deprez tying kebari for an onlooker

Book signing...

Misako Ishimura and Kevin Kelleher (not pictured) signing copies of "Tenkara"

Gear hawking...

The Zimmerbuilt table...it was very brisk all day long

Knot making...

Lance Milks showing how to make that tricky Level Line to Lillian knot

Raffle items...

Lots of items donated by Mossy Creek Fly Fishing & Tenkara USA

Casting demos...

Daniel Galhardo showing casting fundamentals

Bamboo rods...

Some vintage bamboo tenkara rods saw the casting pool as well

Baby pools...

For Tanago rods only...

DVD previews...

Daniel Galhardo previews the upcoming Tenkara DVD

Technique presentations...

Tom Sadler gave an incredibly entertaining presentation

Stream disclosures...

Brian Trow of Mossy Creek Fly Fishing points us all in the right direction

And Skype-ing with anglers from Japan...

Quite possibly the highlight of the day, talking live to Tenkara anglers halfway around the world!

Got all that?

Good, because there was a bluegrass band too.

Shenandoah Alley plays for the after-Summit bar crowd

And evidently, a lot of blurry cell phone pictures!


2 comments:

  1. Looks like a good turnout. That skype with anglers in Japan is just cool. Great idea. Lance and Loften are great guys. Fished with them both a few times. Loften has accomplished so much at a young age. Crazy.

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  2. wow. that is pretty great. I am thankful my parents came to town, but would have loved to make it. I often find after nights like that I spend a decent amount of time deleting photos I don't remember taking... most of them of the floor or a glass of beer as I try to be artistic in a lame, drunk way.

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