BLOG POST ABOUT THE SUMMIT
The Tenkara Summit is an annual event put together by Tenkara USA to bring the tenkara community together along with anglers from Japan to share experiences, and information about tenkara.
The 2015 Tenkara Summit was held on September 19, in Estes Park, Colorado. We counted on the participation of two great tenkara anglers who will be visiting from Japan: Mr. Yoshikazu Fujioka and Mr. Go Ishii.
This year we are counting on the honorable presence of Mr. Yoshikazu Fujioka and Mr. Go Ishii. Both will be coming to Japan especially for the Tenkara Summit.
Mr. Yoshikazu Fujioka is the leading authority on tenkara flies in Japan. He created and manages the popular “My Best Mountain Streams” website. Mr. Fujioka has collected and recreated an incredible selection of historical tenkara flies from many parts of Japan. Mr. Fujioka will be giving a presentation on the different tenkara flies as well as giving fly-tying demonstrations.
Mr. Go Ishii lives in Tokyo and for years has studied under Dr. Hisao Ishigaki and Mr. Sakakibara Masami. Mr. Ishii will be sharing his experiences practicing tenkara in Japan and will help guests with casting.
8-9 Check in and Registration
9:15-9:30 Welome by Daniel Galhardo
9:30-10:15 Go Ishii – tenkara in Japan
10:30-11:15 Yoshikazu Fujioka – all about tenkara flies
11:15-11:40 Q & A with Mr. Fujioka, Go Ishii, and Daniel
11:40-2:45 Lunch, clinics and vendors
2:50-3:00 Prize drawings
3:00-3:40 Steve Schweitzer – fishing at RMNP
3:40-4:00 Closing remarks for the day
4:00-7:30 Go fish, eat, relax
7:30-10:00 “Woody Creek” Fly-tying evening with competition, magic by Dennis Vander Howen, prizes and more. Beverages and snacks provided
Accommodations are open for booking. Book your room here.
Alpen Inn: Alpen Inn can sleep up to 6 people per room. Each room includes two queen beds and one sofa bed, a full bath, and a balcony. Meals included.
- 6 people per room $117 per person for 2 nights includes meals
- 4 people per room $143 per person for 2 nights includes meals
- 2 people per room $220 per person for 2 nights includes meals
Twin Sisters Lodge: Twin Sisters can sleep up to 6 people per room. Each room includes one queen bed and two sets of bunked beds and a private 3/4 bath. Meals included.
6 people per room $104 per person for 2 nights includes meals
4 people per room $123 per person for 2 nights includes meals
2 people per room $180 per person for 2 nights includes meals
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What to bring
• Colorado fishing license – get your Colorado fishing license here
• Tenkara fishing gear (we’ll have some available for sale, and our local dealer, Rocky Mountain Anglers will also have fly fishing supplies available).
• Polarized sunglasses
• SPF30+ Sunscreen.
• Sun Protection: Hat. Buff, etc.
• Water Bottle: Staying hydrated is essential! You’ll find that you need to drink a lot more water than normal at higher altitudes.
• Layers: Windbreaker, Fleece, etc. – weather is super nice at this time of year, but it will be cool in the evenings and temperature could be low during the day too. Thunderstorms are always possible.
Where to eat
Those staying at the YMCA will have meals provided. Lunch is included with registration for Saturday, Sep 19th. Here is a list of places you may want to checkout for coffee or breakfast:
Inkwell & Brew
150 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
Ravens Roast Coffee Lounge
157 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
865 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
Coffee on the Rocks
510 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
342 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
Mountain Home Café
457 E Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
361 S Saint Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
Notchtop Bakery & Café
459 E Wonder View Ave, Ste 4, Estes Park, CO 80517
PREVIOUS TENKARA SUMMIT EVENTS:
2014 Tenkara Summit – Boulder, Colorado.
Location: Millenium Hotel, Boulder, Colorado
Date: September 27, 2014
Highlights: Special participation by Dr. Hisao Ishigaki, fly-tying clinics, close to 200 people, beer by Upslope brewery, “Tenkara Magic” performed by Dennis Vander Howen, and a band to close the evening.
Reviews:Our Blog Post about the 2014 Tenkara Summit
Tenkara Summit review by Tenkara Talk
I am already looking forward to the event. I had a great time last year.
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