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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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Field Notes from Tenkara Rod Co. Ambassador Mirae Campbell

November 11, 2014

We recently asked Mirae Campbell a few questions about her life, adventures, and fishing experiences, and here is what she had to say... Name: Mirae Campbell Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada Day Job: Student/ Seasonal Ski Technician / Photographer / Children's Program Facilitator Weekend Job: Full-time Adventure-luster Based in beautiful British Columbia, Mirae Campbell, @miraecampbell, spends countless hours exploring the seaside and high mountaintops. Today’s Tenkara Rod Co. ambassador field notes reveal Mirae’s love for white winters and new experiences.   What drives you to explore and to encounter the outdoors in the way you do? It's the only way I can stay sane, everyone is so focused on 'staying connected' that they actually forget to be connected. I am one...

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Fall Fishing

November 03, 2014

F A L L  is a great time of year.  The leaves start changing colors, the kids are back in school (and not on the river) and the air and water temps start to drop.  With the prospect of a long Winter ahead of them, fish begin to instinctively stock up on food.  They sense the change in temperature and know that they had better not pass up any chance for good food.       As humans we have some of those fish instincts as well.  We sense that soon all the leaves will be gone, and the sun filled days replaced by chilly overcast weather and snow.  We realize that we need to get out and fish as much...

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