For those unfamiliar with Tenkara, it is a traditional Japanese method of fly fishing. It reduces fly fishing to three basic elements, a rod, a line and a fly. It has been used for centuries in Japan's high mountain streams. Tenkara is all about simplicity.
Ideal For Mountain Streams
For fishing for brook trout in the mountains we love fishing tenkara!
We match them with a 10′ 6″ traditional tenkara line attached with a simple girth hitch. We add about 6″ of 3x tippet to the end of the line, then about 12-18″ of 5x or 6x tippet to that depending on the conditions.
Because the rods flex so much in the upper section, especially at the tip, tenkara rods readily protect light tippets. Tenkara style fishing gives you incredible drag free drifts. Often 3 and 4 times as long as you might get with a conventional outfit. And those drag-free drifts are one of the most important elements for fishing success.
About our Tenkara Guide-
Tom Sadler- a professional guide and instructor for 15 years, is a dedicated tenkara fly fisherman and our tenkara guide. Tom's passion for tenkara was honed in Virginia's mountain streams where he chases native brook trout. He shares his extensive knowledge of tenkara on his blog MiddleRiverDispatches.com His reputation as a tenkara devote makes him sought after as a guide and speaker. When he is not fishing, teaching or guiding he runs a conservation communications business, the Middle River Group, LLC and he is usually working to protect fish, fishing or fish habitat. If you want to try this exciting and very effective way of fishing book a trip with Tom!
Rates: Price includes any
private water rod fees, gear, equipment, and flies.
Full Day Trip - 8 hours on water (Lunch provided for all full day trips)
$295 for 1 angler
$425 for 2 anglers
Half Day Trip - 4 hours on Water
$170 for 1 angler
$275 for 2 anglers
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Bring a friend and watch Dusty Wissmath tie some of his favorite trout flies. Dusty is a legendary fly fishing instructor and world traveler. He is very easy going like the rest of our crew. Come enjoy a great time at the vise. This session is Free so bring a friend!
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1790-92 East Market Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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