With four fly fishermen keen to find out more about this delightful and engaging style of fly fishing both Steve and I felt over the moon when a wild brown trout came to hand within the first five minutes of the guys casting a line. Ten more fish came to hand over the afternoon session some around the lb mark and all in beautiful condition.
As a Certified Tenkara Guide with Tenkara USA I found it satisfying at just how quickly all the guys gained the core principles of tenkara:
- The short arc of the cast;
- The high rod tip throughout the drift;
- The deft employment of Sasoi, or manipulations of the traditional kebari (tenkara fly patterns), that they used on the day.
The video above captures just a flavour of the day. I hope it inspires you to get out and wet a line soon.