August 28, 2014

The 2014 Appalachian Tenkara Jam

Can't make it out to Boulder the last weekend of September?  Is Colorado just too far away?  Perhaps you're just allergic to hippies and stoners...  If that's the case, this alternative tenkara event might be for you.

Not meant to compete with the Tenkara Summit, but rather compliment on the East Coast, the Appalachian Tenkara Jam is being held on October 11th & 12th in Foscoe, North Carolina.

Here is some of the agenda for those interested:

Saturday October 11th 11:00AM - 8:00PM
Day One: Big screen presentations and live demonstrations inside

Sunday October 12th 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Day Two: Casting Clinics, Technique Tutorials, Stream-side Classroom, Small Group Guides

There will be presentations on the tenkara style of fly fishing covering topics such as:

  • Overview: Rods, Lines, Flies
  • Kebari History and current patterns
  • Big Fish Wrangling
  • Small Stream Techniques

And more...

While the official registration is not open yet, there are plenty of details available at the event page located within Facebook...with more details to come.

8/31 EDIT: A webpage has been set up HERE supporting details and registration of this event!

Just something to bookmark and keep on your radar for the time being.  If you've never attended a tenkara (or any fly fishing) get together, they are great fun, and an awesome way to learn a little bit and connect with like-minded anglers.


  1. Another tenkara event I can't make it to. Will there ever be a gathering in the north east?

    1. I wish I still lived in Philly Kiwi, finally thing I have enough resources and connections to make a Northeast event happen. The Poconos or Catskills would be sweet.

  2. Michael
    If I lived near I would certainly try to make it to the event; it would probably convince me to enter the Tenkara arena. Thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks for stopping by Bill. Jason Sparks (who is organizing the event) is one of the most passionate ambassadors for tenkara today. I'm sure he'd have you leaving with tenkara rod in hand!

  3. Hey Michael, Just wanted to let you and anyone reading this that registration for the Jam is now open! We also added a tone of other info to the site like lodging and places to fish. We also added some other area attractions for those that want to make it a family trip. Hope to see you all there.