Tenkara Fly Fishing
The traditional Japanese method of fly fishing
Tenkara is the traditional Japanese method of fly fishing, which means fishing without a reel but rather with rod, line and fly.
What is Tenkara?
The line is fixed directly to the tip of the rod and the tippet to the end of this Tenkara line. The cast technique is the same as for fly fishing only easier to learn as this technique is usually slower and the cast stop shorter. It is possible to present the fly in a precise manner. After the cast the line does not lie in the water which provides absolute control of the fly as it swims naturally without dragging and is possible to be presented naturally, even in difficult currents.
The fight with the fish can become a new experience. Even with small fish it feels unbelievably intense, whereas for larger fish a totally new skill is needed, as the rhythm is dictated by the fish and landing such a fish requires a lot of concentration and patience.
With only a few elements between you and the fish – without reel and rings and therefore, with direct contact to the fish – Tenkara can be interpreted as a philosophy which returns fly fishing back to its elementary form.
Tenkara is very simple and suitable for everyone – be it a child, woman or man.
Many more information about history, Tenkara rods, lines and more can be found on http://www.hebeisen.ch.
|Information about history, Tenkara rods, lines and more|