Hey everyone, happy March. Can you believe there’s only a couple more weeks until the official first day of Spring on March 20th?! The days are getting noticeably longer, and warmer, and that means the big thaw has started or will start soon for many of us here in the Northern Hemisphere.
As far as spring tenkara fishing opportunities go, the name of the game is TIMING. Some of our favorite creeks and rivers are starting to open up and although we’re not quite out of the woods yet for cold dips and moisture, if you time your fishing right you can catch some warm afternoons, and hopefully bug hatches too. It’s also time to get your gear ready.
We asked John, our awesome Customer Service rep to share a few words with us about getting prepped.
“I think it’s a good time to have fresh tippet on your lines, make sure the lines are on the spool and not tangled up on them, tie up or buy any favorite flies you need to have, check your wader for leaks (I like doing the rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle trick for any GORE-TEX waders, and that works on most breathable fabrics but maybe not quite as well). Also, make sure your rod segments are clean.”
Here’s a link to a video Daniel did on how to easily clean and maintain your tenkara rod. Just a little prep can make a big difference in the long run.
And if you haven’t already caught our latest posts on social, here’s a little rundown of our February “news” if you’re interested in checking any of these great pieces out.
- What Every Fly Angler Can Learn From Tenkara By: Louis Cahill via Gink and Gasoline
- Tenkara’s Future Outside of Japan By: Michael Agneta via Tenkara Angler
- 2020 Retrospective: Tenkara in the Present By: Daniel Galhardo via Tenkara USA Blog
- Winter Fly-Fishing for Rainbows on the Urban Landscape By: Brad Trumbo via Tenkara USA Blog
- Flyside Chats with Anthony Naples: Episode 11 Daniel Galhardo via Casting Around
- Flyside Chats with Anthony Naples: Episode 12 Jen Hansen via Casting Around
- Best Fly Rod: Catch Any Fish on a Fly via Outdoor Life
- Tenkara+ Snowshoeing video clip via Rob Langford