August 4, 2015

Tenkara Tuesday - Tenkara Angler Magazine

Welcome to Tenkara Tuesday...

This past weekend I was goofing around on the computer installing the new Windows 10 operating system (so far, so good by the way), when I stumbled across some online publishing software I downloaded for Lilly a few years ago when she wanted to write and print her own paperback book that she could keep in her personal library of children's books.

Being a tinkerer by nature, one thing led to another and over the course of Friday night and Saturday afternoon I ended up using that software to throw together some tenkara-themed articles and pictures that I've posted to the blog in the past, sprinkled in a little bit of new content, and created a magazine called Tenkara Angler.

By dating it "Fall 2015" the allusion is to Tenkara Angler being a quarterly publication, although who really knows. This could easily be the first and last issue. I suppose it can serve as a test to gauge interest, of both consumption and collaboration.

As you'll probably notice in the "Introduction" excerpt, I'm open to pretty much anything.

If you do happen to purchase a copy either via PDF download or in print, thank you so much for the support. (And thanks to the 3 of you that have so far!) Neither versions are priced to make me a profit, simply to make back a few cents to help offset the cost of printing my own personal copy. The next issue might go totally "fanzine," 100% online and free of charge. We'll see...

If nothing else, it was an entertaining creative outlet and diversion from the blog for a few days. Putting together the pagination was pretty fun, and honestly fairly easy with the Blurb software, although the result of all of the editing is far from professional quality; my fault, not theirs.

I always wanted to write my own book or magazine. Something I could read or gift and then "display" on a coffee table alongside copies of Fly Tyer, Eastern Fly Fishing, and Field & Stream. Lilly & I are alike in that regard.  :)



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 or Tenkara Angler magazine! Feel free to send an email HERE, I'd love to publish your original contribution.


  1. Would love to see a Tenkara only mag!

    1. I'm glad you like the concept. As long as enough content can be scrounged, will see if it can be done.

  2. I think the quality was quite good Mike.

  3. Meh. Needs more photos of worms and tin cans and such.

  4. Love it! I downloaded and devoured my copy this morning. My 8 year old daughter is reading it now. Looking forward to the next issue. Thanks!

  5. Excellent job Mike! I look forward to seeing the next copy (if you want a contribution just let me know). I would have downloaded it sooner but a ridiculous thunderstorm moved through Tues morning and left our area looking worse than what Sandy did and we had no power until an hour ago.

    1. Very nice, and thanks Kiwi! That would be excellent, would love to have you in the next issue.