January 20, 2015

Tenkara Tuesday - Jersey Natives

Welcome to Tenkara Tuesday...

As a member of Trout Unlimited, I receive a copy of TROUT magazine every so often in the mail. I'm sure more than a handful of you do as well.

The Winter 2015 issue contains all of the usual conservation content you'd expect to be in a magazine published by TU, but the article entitled "Jersey Natives" really caught my eye.

I think it's just because I've always been a fan of Joe Cermele's writing since I first noticed it on the old "Honest Angler" blog he used to write alongside John Merwin on Field & Stream.com. (You can now find him on "The Lateral Line" blog).

Some sweet Paul Puckett illustrations accompany the article as well...

What does this have to do with tenkara? Not all that much; the loose association being that he does mention that during his quest for native brook trout on the tight quarters of a New Jersey small stream that he was using a tenkara rod as his tool of choice. He also describes a bit of the "fun" that happens when you miss setting the hook and send your tenkara line into the overhead branches. Been there...

Anyway, even if you aren't a Trout Unlimited member, you can check out this article for free on the TU website this month via this LINK or this LINK. Like the large majority of Joe's writings, it's entertaining and worth the read...


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.

1 comment:

  1. That was cool story. I'm not close to NJ but the electro sampling in boots with metal studs part made me laugh!!