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Simple and Fun! Learn the ancient art that is reinventing the way we fly fish!

Rod, line, fly……fly fishing is easier than you ever imagined.

Tenkara is a traditional Japanese method of fly fishing that has been proven effective for centuries in Japan’s high-mountain streams. It reduces the necessary gear to three basic elements—a rod, a line and a fly. There’s no reel and there are no line guides. The line is attached to the end of the rod. This fixed line fishing eliminates the complexities of line management and long casts.

Tenkara has been popular for complete novice anglers and those looking to simplify their time on the water. Children can also be introduced to fly fishing at a younger age because of the simplicity of the method. Our fly shop was one of the first to embrace the Tenkara method. Tom Sadler is our head Tenkara instructor and guide and he has been at the forefront of the Tenkara movement since its debut into the country.

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What Gear Is Used?

All Tenkara gear, rods, lines, tippet, and flies, is provided for all of our classes and guided trips. If you’d like to bring your own rods, we recommend 12′ moderate action rods.

What's the Best Season?

Virginia’s trout fishing season runs year round as long as water levels hold up. Peak season runs March-June. Summer time will bring about great terrestrial fishing on the spring creeks. Fall fishing brings back cooler temperatures and a return of quality water levels. If you plan on booking a spring time date, be sure to contact us months in advance. Our guide service is typically booked 4-5 weeks out during the year but 2 months in advance for peak season.

What Should I Bring?

Fishing License
A Virginia freshwater fishing license is required on all float trips. CLICK HERE to purchase your license for the trip.

Clothing
Cool mornings can be normal in the spring or fall but it can be blazing hot in the summer. A light, quick-drying shirt (long-sleeved is good) and a good hat can increase your enjoyment of the day. A light rain jacket is recommended since intermittent rain can occur. Our guides almost always have sunscreen, but it is always a good idea to bring extra!

Footwear
Felt soled wading boots are preferred. Rubber soles can be slippery but studs are effective.

Eyewear
Eye protection is very important. Polarized sunglasses will help you cut the glare on the water and see fish and obstacles.

Food and Drinks
Water is supplied on all trips. Drinks and lunch will be provided on full day trips. Your guide will discuss lunch options with you prior to your fishing day.

Rods, reels, flies, tackle
Our guides want to ensure the greatest opportunity for success but we understand if you want to use your own gear. We carry the best gear in the industry and use of gear is included on any and all trips.

Single Angler Rate
$295
Full Day

• Full day trips last 8 hours
• Rods, lines, flies and tackle provided free of charge

• Includes beverages and food

Double Angler Rate
$425
Full Day

• Full day trips last 8 hours
• Rods, reels, flies and tackle provided free of charge

• Includes beverages and food

Single Angler Rate
$185
Half Day

• Half day trips last 4 hours
• Rods, lines, flies and tackle provided free of charge

• Includes beverages

Double Angler Rate
$275
Half Day

• Half day trips last 4 hours
• Rods, lines, flies and tackle provided free of charge

• Includes beverages

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