by Mark Riley
The Boulder Lightpackers Club is hosting a talk by Daniel Galhardo from Tenkara USA on March 18, 2013 at 6:30PM at REI-Boulder. Here is their description of the program. The public is welcome to this presentation.
In 2008, Daniel Galhardo discovered a traditional Japanese method of fly-fishing that is centuries old but seemed to be designed with the modern ultra-light backpacker in mind. The method is called Tenkara.
Daniel is the first person to introduce this simple method of fly-fishing to the US. In Tenkara, only a rod, line and fly – no reel – are used. The emphasis on techniques as opposed to equipment ensures the method remains minimalist, and with modern materials it is also ultra-light. The rods are telescopic, with 12ft long rods fitting inside the rod’s 20inch handle. And, a full setup may weigh 6 oz. The method is also super effective in the mountain streams of Colorado. Daniel created Tenkara USA to show people how simple fly-fishing can be, and recently moved his company to Boulder.
Please invite your ultralight and fly-fishing friends to our next meeting: Monday, March18th, REI Boulder, 1789 28th St, 6:30 PM.