With the Tenkara Jam on hiatus for logistical reasons, this year's East Coast tenkara "event" will be a bit more informal in nature (which honestly isn't a bad thing), but undoubtedly fishy as heck.
Centered around Davidson River campground in North Carolina, this is a loosely organized gathering over a long weekend where everybody is on their own timetables and are just encouraged to grab their tenkara rods and go out and fish... and there's a lot of water in the general area in which to do so.
|Per Jason Sparks: "Seriously, this is a snapshot of the public access waters for this watershed. |
The campground is near where the red lines culminate on the right. It is silly awesome waters."
There's also been some early chatter that there will be some fly tying/swapping going on, as well as interest in some evening communal campfire meals (and I'm certain tons of story-telling). It's going to be one of those events where I'm certain you'll get out of it what you put in.
|Photo: Davidson River Outfitters|
|Southern Appalachian Brook Trout | Photo: Pisgah Outdoors|
I've got my campsite reserved... and I'm no camper, so this should be an adventure for me. Hope to see you there!
For more information on the Tenkara Campout, check out the event page on Facebook HERE.
For more information on the campground (& to make a reservation) check out their website HERE.
For more information on tenkara in the Appalachians, check out the Appalachian Tenkara Anglers Facebook group HERE.