Tenkara Tuesday - Tenkara Summit Preparation

Welcome to Tenkara Tuesday...

There's just about one month to go until the Tenkara Summit in Boulder, Colorado.  Since I'm flying out the Thursday before, there's actually less than one month to go for yours truly!  I haven't gone trout fishing or geeked out with fellow TENKARADORKS™ in a while, so I'm more than a little excited...

I've already got my plane ticket.  (Thank you frequent flyer miles!)  I've scored a hotel room.  I just need to call and arrange for a rental car.  I'm not sure if I'll need to spring for a SUV or not to fish in Rocky Mountain National Park, but I'm sure the folks on the phone will be able to help me out...

As far as gear goes, I figure I should be okay.  I'm sure it'll be getting chilly by then, so I'll bring a packable jacket, my waders and wading boots.  I also have plenty of tenkara rods, lines, and flies.  It might give me a chance to try out some of my newer tenkara rods, see if they have the same magic as my Sato, Iwana, & Ito...

Really, the only thing I'm concerned about is my fitness level.  I'm not in horrible shape, but living at sea level, I wonder what it's going to be like hiking from fishing spot to fishing spot at that altitude?  Maybe I should work on my cardio a bit over the next 30 days...

Oh, and there's that thing about "it" being legal out in Colorado.  It's evidently 4:20 all the time.  That's not really my thing...so no real worries...but to each their own.  I'm not going to rain on your parade.  Can you get the munchies from second hand smoke?

Don't get me wrong, I might not smoke, but I do like a good beer or twelve.  And when I'm tipsy, I like to sing karaoke.  No joke.  And if I'm extra ripe, maybe I'll even dance...which I'd never do otherwise.  Although I'm not dancing with weird, bearded tenkara dudes...hopefully there will be a tenkara-groupie or two in attendance.  I hear chicks dig guys who write stupid fishing blogs and give out free stickers...

Oh man, so much do to...so much to get ready for...so many people to meet!  It's coming so quick, I probably should stop typing and get to packing...



Are you a tenkara angler? Do you have a story, pictures, video, fly recipe, or simply a fishing report from one of your recent tenkara adventures? If so, I'd really enjoy hearing from you for an upcoming Tenkara Tuesday post! Feel free to send an email HERE, I'd love to publish your original contribution.

POSTSCRIPT 11/28/2014:
Evidently, there have been a ton of extremely unflattering allegations surfacing against Mr. Cosby in recent weeks.  This post was written prior to any of these becoming mainstream knowledge, and is in no way a sign of endorsement or support of the alleged actions...nor meant to disrespect any of the victims.  That said, I do not feel compelled to remove this post, as I'm sure if you lived in the 1980s, your memories of the Dr. Cliff Huxtable character would remain fond regardless.


  1. That was the best compilation of GIF's that I've seen in a long time. Your passion for tenkara and this upcoming trip really show through Bill Cosby.

    1. Thanks CARF. Bill has much better control of his facial expressions than do I.


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