Fly Fishing

Tenkara Getting Started Guide

Tenkara Getting Started Guide

If you want to get your feet wet with Tenkara Fly Fishing, it helps to get the right gear out of the starting gate. Here’s a Tenkara fly fishing starter kit with the basic essentials to get you going. Tenkara USA Iwana …

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10 Beginner Tenkara Fly Fishing Tips

Tenkara fly fishing is a minimalist type of fly fishing used for mountain stream trout fishing. With an emphasis on simple lightweight gear, this form of fishing is perfect for backpackers who want a deeper wilderness experience in the backcountry. Here are …

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Tippet Rings for Tenkara Fly Fishing

Traditional Tenkara braided line with black tippet ring

A tippet ring is a very small metal loop that you tie in between a line and a tippet that lets you change tippets frequently without having to shorten the length of your line or leader, something that inevitably happens whenever you tie …

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Hiking and Fishing the Little River (NH)

Hiking and Fishing the Little River

The Little River is a mountain stream that drains the narrow valley between Mts Hale, Zealand, and North Twin, three 4000 footers on the north side of the Pemigewasset Wilderness. It’s a freezing cold, boulder-choked river with miles of continuous pools, pour-overs, …

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Fly Fishing the Mad River (NH)

Fly Fishing the Mad River

The Mad River is a tributary of the Pemigewasset River in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. I backpacked to its headwaters in Mad River Notch to fly fish for native brook trout using my Tenkara Fly Fishing gear and to explore a new …

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Red Trout Flies

Red Trout Flies

I’ve been doing a lot of Tenkara Fly Fishing this summer and I’ve made a point of exploring the small mountain streams I come across on my backpacking trips and peakbagging hikes. As a self-taught angler, I’m always experimenting and trying new …

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Fly Tying for Beginners

Pink Squirrel

I started catching trout when I started tying flies. Coincidence? Maybe. But if you’re a trout angler, there’s no such thing as coincidence if it means breaking a trout drought! However, even though I fish with a Tenkara rod, I didn’t get …

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