This event is hosted and organized by RIGS fly shop in Ridgwaw, CO.
Tenkara Weekend Getaway – Spring 2015
RIGS Annual Tenkara Getaway Series April 17-18-19, 2015
It’s nearing time for our annual spring Tenkara Weekend Getaway at RIGS! Immerse yourself in expert on-the-water tenkara instruction, fishing on a gold-medal tailwater, and lots of extras including the history of tenkara; rod, line, and fly pattern selection; tenkara casting fundamentals; frontcountry and backcountry tenkara techniques; and insider tips that will take your tenkara to the next level!
Join the RIGS tenkara team in Ridgway, Colorado, amid the stunning backdrop of the Cimarron and northern San Juan mountains. RIGS owner, Tim Patterson, and tenkara specialist, Paul Vertrees, will host this event at the fly shop and on the renowned Uncompahgre River in southwest Colorado.
Tenkara Weekend Getaway – Spring 2015:
Friday, April 17, 5-6 PM
Meet n Greet in downtown Ridgway Colorado at RIGS Fly Shop (appetizers and drinks)
Meet your guides and other participants. Get settled in your hotel; we can help make suggestions for great lodges and restaurants in the area.
Saturday, April 18, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Morning: 8 am tenkara history, gear, casting and great places to tenkara fish throughout Colorado. (Coffee and Pastries)
Afternoon: Casting practice and on the water fishing on the best river of the day. (Boxed Lunch)
BONUS: On Saturday evening, join lead tenkara guide, Paul Vertrees, at the fly shop for “Brews and Bugs”. Paul will show you how easy it is to tie up some very effective tenkara fly patterns!
Sunday, April 19, 8 am – 12 noon
Enjoy a half day guided tenkara trip on local waters with Paul Vertrees and Tim Patterson. We will depart the fly shop at 8:00am for the best river that day and break up into small groups so you get some individual attention to hone your technique and apply all the information you have learned on Saturday.