May 13, 2017

2017 Midwest Tenkara Fest

It's almost here...

Next weekend, the tenkara clan descends on the Driftless Area of Wisconsin for a gathering centered around Japanese fly fishing, a lot of gear ogling, tons of camaraderie, and of course stream after stream filled with eager trout! It can only mean the Midwest Tenkara Fest.

I have to admit, after attending the last two Coon Valley-based events, I'm more than a little bummed that I won't be able to make it this year, however, I'm certain a fantastic time is about to be had by all in attendance, whether they are new to tenkara or a veteran wielder of the telescopic rod.

I mean how could they not, especially with a lineup of speakers and vendors as follows:
  • Rob Worthing (Tenkara Guides)
  • Anthony Naples (Three Rivers Tenkara)
  • Daniel Galhardo (Tenkara USA)
  • Matt Sment (Badger Tenkara)
  • Luong Tam (Tenkara Tanuki)
  • Bob Long, Jr.
  • Riverworks Tenkara
  • Dragontail Tenkara
  • Moonlit Fly Fishing
  • Streamside Leaders
  • Trout Buddy Guide Service
Oh, and did I mention trout?

I caught this one (and several others just like it) in a beautiful creek about 50 yards away from the VFW hall in which the event is held during a break in the action.

Check out the Midwest Tenkara Fest website for a ton more info.

If you can't make it, I wrote some recaps of the prior two here on this blog.
The articles can be found here:
2015 Midwest Tenkara Fest
2016 Midwest Tenkara Fest

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