Boulder Lightpackers Club — Presentation on Tenkara Flyfishing

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.

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