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Winter Tenkara Fishing

January 12, 2015

The weather has been getting colder and colder.  Sections of streams that we fish in the summertime are bitter cold and trout rising to the surface are nearly non existent.  But Winter time doesn't mean you have to stow away your Tenkara rod until the sun comes out again.  Winter fishing can be just as fun as Summer fishing, as long as you know what to expect.  So the first thing I do to prepare for fishing in the Winter time is lower my expectations.  I know that going out in the middle January I am not going to stumble upon a monster salmon fly hatch with fish rising all around me.  For me, Winter fishing is more about the...

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Field Notes w/ Hannah Dewey @bluemountainthyme

January 06, 2015

With a spirit for adventure and devotion to the outdoors, Hannah Dewey, @bluemountainthyme, wholeheartedly embodies a passion and appreciation for every moment spent in her Rocky Mountain wilderness. Today’s Tenkara Rod Co. ambassador field notes cast some light on Hannah’s deep connection to quality time spent outside. Name: Hannah Dewey Location: Bozeman, MT Day Job: Artisan / Maker Weekend Job: Photographer, Writer, Nature Lover What drives you to explore and encounter the outdoors? Having a deep and reverent love for nature was instilled in me at a very young age. I grew up with two brothers on a large lake next to a woodland area. My brothers and I spent every waking moment outside fishing, exploring and building forts and...

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Tacky Fly Box x Tenkara Rod Co.

November 24, 2014

We have teamed up with an excellent new brand and product in the fly fishing industry called Tacky and their amazing Tacky fly boxes.  What really drew us in about their product is the simplicity and utility of the fly box, just as Tenkara Rod Co. tries to focus on these values.  Apart from that, they too were able to launch a successful KickStarter campaign for their product and that makes us really happy.       These fly boxes have a silicone insert instead of foam.  With a unique slotting pattern that allows the flies to go in and come out really easily without damaging the box.  Then it is all packaged up in a very slim box with...

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A Chat with @thevanman Jon Gaffney

November 18, 2014

We had the chance to ask Jon Gaffney aka @thevanman some questions about fishing, life, and adventure, and here is what he had to say...   FIELD NOTES FROM @THEVANMAN Name: Jon Gaffney Location: Points Unknown Day Job: Freelance Photographer/Journalist Weekend Job: Cliff, rock, and bridge jumper. Waterskier and general water rat. Tenkara Rod Co. ambassador, Jon Gaffney, AKA @thevanman, is currently on a yearlong road trip with his girlfriend Gale Straub, @she_explores, in their Sprinter. We wanted to catch up with Jon and hear more about his views on exploring the USA mile by mile, river by river. Here are our field notes. So we all adventure for different reasons, what’s a personal one that drives you to explore?...

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