Today we are launching a new way for you to consume information about tenkara, the Tenkara Cast. A podcast is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. But, before I embarked on the creation of it I wanted to make sure I had enough content and a solid vision to keep episodes rolling. I start the podcast series with the release of 3 episodes at once. And, several other episodes are already in production.
It is a great way to listen to your favorite topic while driving to your favorite fishing destination, walking around the block with your dog, or, perhaps even while fishing. In the Tenkara Cast, I will be exploring the techniques, equipment, philosophy, destinations and much more.
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A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting the Orvis headquarters in Vermont. It’s always fun spending time with those guys and in that area. We got out and fished a couple of times, including floating the Battenkill river with Shawn Combs at the helm of his drift boat, and me swinging a big streamer on tenkara flies! Yes, you heard that right!!! With fish seemingly sleeping and little activity I put on a big bright gigantic streamer at the end of my line to see what would happen. The next day I sat down with Tom Rosenbauer to chat about tenkara and that experience.
You can listen to our conversation at the Orvis podcast here. The tenkara portion starts at 27:45
Orvis is now selling a tenkara kit with the Sato rod.
This was the second Orvis podcast on tenkara, you can listen to the First Orvis podcast on tenkara that Tom and I did here.
On June 4th I participated in the internet radio show Askaboutflyfishing.com. Roger Maves and I talked about “Tenkara’s Evolution”. We started with the basics of what tenkara is, then moved on to discuss how it evolved from an activity of commercial anglers to a sport, and finally talked about the endeavor of introducing the method here and creating a small revolution in the world of fly-fishing. We also discussed quite a bit the business of Tenkara USA, how I started it, our marketing strategies and more. Take a listen:
This was the second time I was invited by Roger to talk about tenkara in his podcast / internet radio show. The first time was in July 2012. That show is available at Askaboutflyfishing.com for subscribers.
It is clear that Jason and I really enjoy talking about tenkara. We can talk for hours, although we try our best to cap it to 40 or so minutes in our podcast series.
In this podcast we talk about using large tenkara flies, tenkara techniques, using long lines with tenkara, how to find streams to fish, a tenkara book I’m working on, and more.
Tenkara Podcast, March 4th 2013
Tenkara Podcast – Tenkara USA and Tenkara Talk about Large tenkara flies, tenkara techniques, tenkara book and more
After a successful first tenkara podcast, Jason and I decided to try making this a regular thing and just got together for one more podcast where we talk about various tenkara topics. It became very evident about 30 minutes into our conversation that we wouldn’t be able to get to all questions submitted as we tend to ramble a bit long about tenkara. It is tough to keep it short when there is so much to talk about but we’ll try being more concise next time.
For now, please enjoy this podcast where Jason and I talk about our experiences showing tenkara to folks at the Fly Fishing Shows, the thinking behind the redesign of the popular Tenkara USA Ayu rod, DIY Tenkara nets, and more.
Tenkara Podcast, February 27th 2013
This morning someone at the Tenkara Anglers Facebook Group suggested that Jason Klass of Tenkaratalk.com and I do a podcast together. Brilliant idea. Everytime I talk to Jason on the phone we have great conversations about tenkara; why not do the same but record it? So, less than 24 hours later, we give you the first Tenkara USA – Tenkara Talk podcast.