August 13, 2013

Tenkara Tuesday - Hansen Lakes YouTube Video

Being in Florida for almost two months, I'm beginning to feel somewhat removed from the "tenkara scene."  No coldwater, no trout, no mountains, none of what makes the tenkara experience special to me.  That said, every now and then I see something on the internet that pulls me back in...hard...

While he likely doesn't know I'm throwing this up here today, Paul Gibson of Arrowhead Equipment & recently posted a video (and shared in the Tenkara-Fisher forum, where I first saw it) that he made of a hammock camping/tenkara fishing outing in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho.  Fullscreen and 720p this bad boy...

I mean damn if this this part of the country isn't drop dead gorgeous...  I don't usually have the attention span to watch YouTube videos that are over 2 or 3 minutes long, but I found myself getting lost in this one...just the majesty of nature...and a dude eating chili out of a bag on a rock...


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  1. wow. all that and a nice, if short, beard? Great video!

  2. Wow quite the honor to be on Troutrageous! I mostly just figured I was shooting some video to share with some of the hammock folks that are coming to my backpacking event in the Sawtooths next month. Glad that you enjoyed it T!

  3. Awesome video, in a place I would love to fish one day soon--thanks for sharing

  4. A well spent 12 minutes. Thanks Mike.