Ryan Jordan was the first state-licensed tenkara guide in the western United States. Ryan is a licensed fly fishing guide in the State of Montana, and the only Montana guide dedicated exclusively to tenkara. Ryan teaches traditional Japanese tenkara methods adapted to Western rivers, hatches, and stalking – a deadly combination for alluring large, wild trout. Your trip will be a different sort of fly fishing experience – we spend less time fiddling with gear and gadgets, and more time spent studying casting techniques and stalking fish. We will focus heavily on stalking fish, reading currents, trout feeding behavior, and traditional tenkara methods.
Ryan is also the founder of the ultra light backpacking site backpackinglight.com
I would very much like to try Tenkara fly fishing. Due to an accident I am limited because of my legs and knees. I can not sit low in a boat because my knees won’t bend more than 90 degrees. I am probably limited to fishing stream side and I am slow at walking. Access to a stream a short distance from a road would be most beneficial. My daughter lives in Darby and I have visited her prior to my accident and fished several stream and would like to try Tenkara fishing . Do you think this is a possibility knowing my physical limitations? If so, when is a good time to try this fishing and what is your schedule for guiding?