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10 Beginner Tenkara Fly Fishing Tips

Rainbow Trout

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 10 beginner Tenkara tips that I learned as …

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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 started tying Tenkara flies. I tried, but I …

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Tenkara Fly Fishing: Insights and Strategies

Tenkara Fly Fishing by David Dirks

Tenkara Fly Fishing by David Dirks isn’t an instructional book about fly fishing in the Tenkara style and if you’re looking for a structured introduction to Tenkara you’re going to be disappointed. Instead, it’s a round table collection of responses to questions about Tenkara techniques posed by Dirks to a …

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In Search of Trout Water on Flat Pond Brook

Tenkara Fly Fishing along the lower Sawyer River, White Mountains

If you were a trout, you’d know that the current or water speed of a stream or river is not uniform as it flows downstream. Bends in the river, rocks, drops, and depressions in the stream bottom create micro-currents which can be faster or slower than the main flow, and …

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