Well, lucky for me, you don't need a lot of gear when tenkara-ing, that's the whole point, right? So figuring out what fishing tackle I need to bring with should be pretty easy. Rods, lines, tippet, flies. What I don't have any clue about is the other stuff. I hear it's hot in Utah during the day, but cold at night. Man, and I had hoped to wear the same t-shirt and shorts all 5 days out there. After all simplicity is what us tenkrazies seek, not heavy luggage.
|Think I forgot anything?|
I guess I'm looking at packing waders, a jacket, maybe long pants, all that stuff. I don't know. Anybody out in Utah got a suggestion? I know one or two of you and/or your multiple wives read this blog...
I do know sunscreen is a must because I pretty much got sun poisoning a few years back on a business trip. As a diversion, rather than playing golf, and of course rather than drinking beer, our vendor took us jet skiing on some body of water up in the mountains somewhere...I put on some lame ass SPF like 15 and got burned to a crisp...at least the Raspberry milkshakes afterwards were good.
|Me, being a sun burnt doofus, circa 2003 or 4.|
So that trip stuff aside I thought I'd highlight a pretty cool thing Tenkara USA put out yesterday since one of the most common questions I get from readers via email is "which tenkara rod do you recommend?" Now, rather than relaying an opinion of my own, I can just lazily point them to this video...
...or to this handy dandy chart, for those that don't want to invest 7 and a half minutes of their life to watching Daniel jibber-jabber.
|Print out, laminate, keep in your wallet, and be an absolute tenkaranerd|
BOOM! Look at that...something of vaguely tangible value here on Tenkara Tuesday. Well sort of anyway. No, it doesn't speak to other brands of tenkara rods, but you can find that sort of info somewhere else if you look hard enough. I'm more so focused on unindustriously recycling content.
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