This year's summit is hosted by Tenkara USA and Mossy Creek Fly
Fishing in Harrisonburg, VA, on May 11 and 12, 2013.
DAY 1 - May 11, 2013 - $25 for event and lunch
Location: Holiday Inn Harrisonburg - 1400 East Market
Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
9AM - 5PM: Main event - presentations, casting and tying demos,
6PM - 10PM: Tenkara Social, evening with band and party at
DAY 2 - May 12, 2013 - $75 for lunch and
guided afternoon clinics.
Location: Riven Rock Park, 6 Last Left Lane, Hinton,
VA 22831 (Park
Accommodation: We have a block of rooms
available at the Holiday Inn in Harrisonburg. We encourage you to
stay there so you can enjoy the tenkara party that
Room rates have been negotiated for $89. To book a room
please call 540-433-2521 and tell operator you'd like to book rooms
under "Tenkara Summit 2013" room block. Or visit this
site enter dates, and group code TSB.
Please note the last day for reservations under the room
block is Friday, April 26th, 2013. For camping
locations, please see the Mossy Creek Fly Fishing website more
We will be posting updates, so check back.
We look forward to seeing you at the summit!
Mossy Creek Fly Fishing was host to Tenkara USA founder, Daniel Galhardo
who was in the Mid-Atlantic area to visit dealers and do a little
Daniel was in the shop on Saturday October 20th
giving a presentation and casting demonstration.
In the afternoon we took Daniel and a group of avid tenkara
anglers to Mossy Creek for a hands-on clinic and some fishing.
You can see photos of the outing on our Facebook page here and here
Be sure and check out the video Brian shot of the tenkara
Daniel used a Tenkara USA Ito rod, 15' of 3.5 level line, 4' of 5x tippet
and the Ishigaki Kebari.
Listen to the commentary; Brian says, "don't you hate it when
fish get on the way of your fish."
There was another fish rising downstream of this fish. Daniel is
keeping his fish from disturbing that fish so he can try and catch
Daniel, Brian and Tom had a chance to fish for brook trout
on Sunday. They fished only tenkara flies on level lines using
tenkara techinques. Brian and Tom took advantage of Daniel's
coaching to become more skilled in the tenkara style of fly
Our thanks to Daniel for joining us this weekend. We look
forward to seeing him at the Fly Fishing Shows this winter.
You can read more about Daniel's trip to Virginia in these
Tenkara USA Blog posts:
Tenkara Virginia - clinic with Mossy Creek
VIDEO: Pause and Drift, Tenkara Technique
Ended Mid-atlantic tenkara tour
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH, 10am - 5pm
Don't miss this one!
We are excited to host Tenkara USA founder and
owner, Daniel Galhardo for a day of Tenkara presentations, demos,
and on stream instruction!
Come learn all you need to know about Tenkara, the fastest
growing niche in fly fishing, from the master himself!
Saturday morning presentations and seminars at the shop will be
free to the public.
The afternoon on stream session will be available for 12
participants at $150 each. Contact the shop to reserve your spot
It is hard to believe that Labor Day has come and gone and the
fall fishing season is already here!
We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers
and clients for all the support this year. We have had some of our
best fishing ever and we are looking forward to a epic fall fishing
The wet weather we have experienced over the past 2 months has
kept our streams and aquifers full. Water flow is always the
biggest factor of successful fall fishing and it is looking like we
will have incredible water levels for the next few months.
Look for updates on our shop expansion, private water
opportunities, an upcoming film festival, a Tenkara Seminar with
owner of Tenkara USA's Daniel Galhardo, our Fall 2012 Open House
with Tim Borski, and new products we have coming in the next few