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The 2017 Tenkara Bug Out

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What an awesome weekend in Oregon. It's actually not over (for me) yet, if you're reading this on Monday, I'm probably wandering somewhere around Crater Lake National Park.

Back to business, the primary reason why I'm in Oregon is that I've always wanted to fish in the Pacific Northwest, and had an awesome excuse with the first Tenkara Bug Out being held in the Oakridge/Westfir area... which is quite the paradise for the outdoor recreation crowd.


The Bug Out was spread over Friday night, all day Saturday, and Sunday morning, and unlike other tenkara events I've attended in the past, it was less "classroom," and more informal get-together, and more importantly... fishing!

I think the turnout was in the mid-30s, the perfect size to walk around and meet almost everyone. It was nice to see a good mix of attendees, from tenkara novices all the way up through the seasoned. Our host Jim Vandagrift really went above and beyond and did a fantastic job setting …

Photos From The Field

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Last Sunday I found myself back in Philadelphia-area for the day... which certainly makes for a good excuse to toss a few photos into a quick post to document the goings on. Plus, my rental car was a sweet little red Kia Soul. I kinda liked it...









Fishing Report and Visiting A New River

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Ahhh... it's been nice to be back in Pennsylvania for a few days. Even got to do a little fishing, and I do mean a little, but it was all good. A nice recharge of the batteries, as nothing beats the summer heat like a wet wade through some nice, cold water while chasing trout beneath the shade of a wooded canopy. Well, almost nothing...


Saturday: Valley Creek
On Saturday I snuck out to Valley Creek, my old stomping grounds. I'm not going to lie, I didn't have a very good day on the fishing front. I caught two fish, but they were so small I didn't bother to take photos. I'm talking fingerling size, both caught almost one after the other on a size 16 Copper John about 20 yards upstream from the wooden foot bridge. (If you've been to Valley, you know where I'm talking about). The rod of the day was the (updated and new to me) Tenkara Times TRY 360.

Every time I visit Valley, it's much different than the last. It's crazy how much Mother Nature can change…