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Book Details

Web-Cover2Title: tenkara – the book
Subtitle: A complete guide to the techniques, gear, history and philosophy of tenkara, the Japanese method of fly-fishing. A manifesto on fly-fishing simplicity.
Author: Daniel Galhardo
Illustrator and Designer: Jeremy Shellhorn
Pages: 216
Description: In 2009, Daniel Galhardo became the first person to introduce tenkara outside of Japan. After years of learning tenkara directly from Japanese masters, Daniel has put this book together to share all he has learned.
In tenkara – the book, Daniel shows just how simple fly-fishing can be. An angler picking up a tenkara rod for the first time will find this book’s concepts well laid out and intuitive. The experienced angler will appreciate the simpler approach to fly-fishing and the advanced techniques shared in the book.
Throughout the book Daniel brings the reader along a journey of learning tenkara directly from the masters in Japan as he shares information on the method’s equipment and techniques. This book is a complete guide to the techniques, gear, history and philosophy of tenkara, the Japanese method of fly-fishing. It is also a manifesto on fly-fishing simplicity.
tenkara – the book was designed to be interactive and take advantage of all the resources we have created over the years. Thorough the book readers will find QR (quick read) codes that will give access to the videos, podcast episodes and other complementary information to the chapters at hand.
The best way to keep fly-fishing simple is to learn how to rely more on technique rather than gear. This book contains that knowledge.
ISBNs: 9780998709208 (print) / 9780998709222 (eReaders) / 9780998709215 (digital)
MSRP: $24 (print) / $12 (ebooks)
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Book Reviews


Please read reviews for the book, and perhaps leave us a review on Amazon
“Your new Tenkara book is fantastic. So much useful info and very clever and beautiful design elements. A home run for sure. One of top 3 or 4 fly fishing books I have (more than 25)” – Jerry O. – via email
5-Star reviews
“tenkara – the book” is your quintessential guide to tenkara fly fishing! … it represents a wealth of tenkara information conveyed by several Japanese tenkara masters. A must-have reference for the tenkara enthusiast or for those interested in learning more about tenkara.” – Rob Gonzalez, via Amazon
5-Star reviews
“Great “all inclusive” book! It covers the fishing skills and techniques from Beginner up to some Advanced stuff – but also incorporates some of the cultural, historical and philosophical aspects of the practice giving an angler some good things to ponder!” – Adam, via Amazon
5-Star reviews
“Phenomenally informative book, perfect for those looking to simplify their life.” – Amazon customer

Book Resources

The videos and other items below comprise about half of the resources we refer to in tenkara – the book
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