Update 11/26: Mossy Creek Fly Fishing and Tenkara USA continue to talk and nail down more specific details about the 2013 Tenkara Summit. We’ll have the exact location for Day 1 figured out on our next call on December 14th. Day 2 will be held at a neat day-use area on the Dry River, with optional afternoon trips to several streams in the area. We have established that there will be a $25 fee for day one, which will include lunch and entertainment in the evening. Following the last Summit’s format, Day 2 will consiste of free demos and get together in the morning, with optional guided trips in the afternoon which will cost $75 (includes lunch).
SAVE THE DATE:
TENKARA SUMMIT 2013
May 11 – 12
More details to be announced and registrations to open soon.
Based on numerous requests and the very active tenkara community around the Appalachians, the 3rd Tenkara Summit will be held in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Harrisonburg is likely the most central location for the tenkara community on the East coast and it boasts of hundreds of miles of tenkara-perfect waters all around it. Tenkara USA will be counting on the support of Mossy Creek Fly Fishing, a current Tenkara USA dealer and one of our most passionate advocates, for hosting this event.
As always, the purpose of the Tenkara Summit is to bring together tenkara anglers and to share knowledge about the Japanese method of fly-fishing known as tenkara. While we may make tenkara gear available for sale for the convenience of those attending, the Tenkara Summit is generally a non-commercial event.
Following this year’s format, this will be a 2-day event, with the first day being mostly indoors with presentations, tenkara fly-tying, demonstrations, videos, music and more. Day 2 will be held outside in the mountains just outside of Harrisonburg (about 20 minutes drive), with demos and fishing. Those wanting to stay around a bit longer will have access to lots of water to keep them busy for several days. We will be charging a reasonable attendance/lunch fee to reserve spots for this event.
More details to come soon. Meanwhile mark your calendars, the Tenkara Summit will be happening again.
Great to recognize the Eastern tenkara fishers and all the great streams they have on their doorstep!
bummer, havent missed one yet, but this one is gonna be a bit out of my way. oh well, all you boys in the east deserve a chance at the fun
A good excuse to check out their streams? Totally understand, it is a bit far, but they would kill me if I didn’t bring the Summit hat way
Nice…and within driving distance. After making the trek to Utah, I was considering taking the next one off. I’m thinking I need to reconsider.
Perfect! That’s why it will be there this time! Hope you will join us again.
Marking! Good choice of dates. That would normally be the weekend of Troutfest here in East Tennessee, but I just found out that our local chapter of TU just cancelled the event for 2013. Sounds like a must do.
Been ages since I have been back east.
Was at the first one, missed the second one, I’ll be at this one , it’s on my 70th birthday
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Is that Mother’s Day weekend? Just checking to make sure. Never been to that part of the east coast, would make for a serious road trip from Southern CA.
Jeremy, looks like you are totally right!
May have to give a big incentive for the moms out there to join us.
Can’t wait to meet everyone and see what the Summits are all about.
I will jump over the ocean to join this event and met you guys there.
Can’t wait for it …
Marry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Very nice to have the Summit in our backyard. Mossy Creek is a spring creek that I have fished a number of times. The nearby mountains have year-round trout fishing in cool mountain streams. It is perfect for tenkara and it is a beautiful time of year to visit the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains.
I am going start driving to there tomorrow. See you!