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2013 Tenkara Summit

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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, and more.
6PM - 10PM: Tenkara Social, evening with band and party at hotel

DAY 2 - May 12, 2013 - $75 for lunch and guided afternoon clinics.
Location: Riven Rock Park, 6 Last Left Lane, Hinton, VA 22831 (Park information)

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 evening.

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 information.

We will be posting updates, so check back.

We look forward to seeing you at the summit!

Tenkara Seminar Highlghts

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 fishing.

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 action!

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 it next.

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 fishing.

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

Tenkara USA Seminar

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 today!

Fall Season Update

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 season.

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 months.