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Tenkara Angler Magazine: Fall 2017

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Hey... It's my pleasure to announce that after far too much editing, late nights, and wasted weekends, the Fall 2017 issue of Tenkara Angler magazine is now live!


This issue covers many topics, included but not limited to – golden trout, salters, Alaskan adventures, the Tenkara Summit, Seiryu, simple nymphing, "dynamic" tenkara, an interview, and everybody's favorite, Brookies & Beer! Quite a bit of the content is tenkara related, but not necessarily all is tenkara specific. So even if you prefer a reel on your fly rod, I think it's still worth a look.


As usual, it will be available as a free e-magazine over at Issuu, HERE.

And also available for sale as a physical magazine and PDF download in the Blurb bookstore, HERE.

Enjoy!

Fishing Wild Basin Trail

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It was Friday morning. The plane had just landed in Colorado and I still didn't have much of a gameplan in place. The red Kia Soul rental was acquired, and I couldn't check into the hotel up in Estes Park until 3pm, however, in the meantime, I had a few hours to burn and wanted to get a line wet.

In between the airport and the hotel, I knew I wanted to stop at two of my favorite places in Boulder, McGuckin Hardware (to obtain a fishing license), and Rincon Argentino (to obtain lunch). While eating my empanadas and referencing a Rocky Mountain National Park guidebook, I decided I wanted to head up to the Wild Basin area and try my luck at some brook trout, and perhaps, if I was lucky, some greenback cutthroat trout.

License in hand and belly full, it was a short hour or so drive to the Wild Basin trailhead. Everybody must have had the same idea, as the parking areas were very full, but I was fortunate to find a spot in the main lot near the ranger station. Most of the foot-tra…

Troutrageous!: The Return

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Wow.  Been away from the blog for a few weeks, it's been a little bit hectic, and while I could have probably made time to squeeze in a post here or there, I figured it was best not to rush anything.

Since last I wrote, it's been kind of crazy; we made it through a legit hurricane-scare here in Florida, real-life work responsibilities have really picked up with the beginning of the NFL season, (including a three-day off-site), and well, I did sneak away for some fishing, in the form of the Tenkara Summit, in Estes Park, Colorado.

In any event, I'm going to try and catch up on some overdue posts this week, as long as wrapping up the final steps in assembling and publishing the Fall issue of Tenkara Angler magazine doesn't get in the way.
Hope all of you have had a great September... man it flew by fast; and to my fellow bloggers, looking forward to catching up on your recent posts as well.
See you later...


Tenkara Jam Update

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A notable update for those considering attending the Tenkara Jam in Boone, NC at the end of the month, per the organizer, Jason Sparks:


"IMMEDIATE ANNOUNCEMENT

Tenkara Jam has been changed to a single day expo event this year. Changes are heading to the website now to reflect this change. Vendors and Presenters are aware. There will be a FULL SATURDAY of schedule speakers and plenty of time with your favorite company. On Sunday, we will gather for outings around the fine waters of Boone. This will still be a fantastic gathering.  Now we hope it is easier for many more to attend for a serious day of tenkara fun.


The registration fee has been greatly reduced and is still as lean as ever. I will process refund differentials this weekend to those already registered. I am working on refreshing website content now for the .com"



End of day, I'm really looking forward to the Jam. It was phenomenal last year, and I actually like this format change to allow more time for fishing! It…

Video: Do Brook Trout Have a Future in Shenandoah?

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Was thinking about the 2013 Tenkara Summit last night; it was the one in Harrisonburg, VA. That trip opened my eyes up to the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley for the first time, and when it came to fishing, all anybody wanted to talk about (for good reason) was the native brook trout.


A quick search for "Shenandoah brook trout" into Google, promptly yielded the video below, which is actually a complimentary piece to a lengthy blog post from the National Parks Conservation Association that you can read HERE.