February 17, 2015

Tenkara Tuesday - Driftless Tenkara

Welcome to Tenkara Tuesday.

There's a really great article in the most recent edtion of the Kype Magazine e-zine on tenkara fishing the Driftless region of Wisconsin (and Iowa & Minnesota) by Mike Lutes of Badger Tenkara.

Driftless Tenkara Kype Magazine Mike Lutes

The article isn't the typical tenkara piece that you've probably already read in countless publications over the past few years...you know...Japanese tradition...kebari...simplcity...all that stuff. Rather it's a breakdown of the area, its trout, and some of the modified tenkara tactics the author has employed to find success on the endless streams one might fish.

It's a good reminder that if you're new to tenkara, it doesn't have to be all about reverse hackle flies and level line. In fact you can go a totally different path and still reap many of the rewards a tenkara rod can provide over "traditional" tackle.

You can read the entire article in the window below...

...or by clicking HERE.


  1. Thanks, Michael. We are all about making it "your tenkara".

  2. I have read a lot from the guys at Badger and they seem top notch. Hopefully I am headed back up in that area next month, the purpose will be to help teach some friends to fly fish but maybe I can sneak in some tenkara as well.

  3. After fishing that area I think Tenkara would lend itself well to those rivers. You will have to be a little stealthy in your approach but there is an abundant amount of sight fishing opportunities there. thanks for sharing Michael.