Resources for Learning
about Japanese Tenkara
about Japanese Tenkara
Training Video Downloads by Discover Tenkara
There are two big challenges to learning traditional Japanese Tenkara techniques - language and geography. It isn't easy to for most of us to make a fishing trip to Japan, and if we did, we don't speak the language! Luckily, there are already some great resources out there to help us learn.
Paul Gaskell and John Pearson of Discover Tenkara are two of the world's foremost English speaking instructors of Traditional Japanese Tenkara. Why? They are the first tenkara teachers to be endorsed by both Masami Sakakibara and Dr. Hisao Ishigaki - considered by many to be the greatest living Tenkara masters in Japan. They've put together an intensive set of Tenkara training materials that are unrivaled by anything else available to the fly fishing community. Since we want to share their understanding of traditional Japanese Tenkara with more American anglers, we've arranged a groundbreaking deal:
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Badger Tenkara highly recommends these courses for anyone who is serious about studying Traditional Tenkara.
Join the Discover Tenkara Team together with Japan's foremost tenkara expert - Dr Hisao Ishigaki - for a look at the fundamental elements of this beautiful and effective fly fishing tradition. Born in the mountain streams of Japan, tenkara is now a global pastime attracting novices and seasoned fly anglers alike. Filmed on picturesque British upland streams and presented by the UK's first certified Tenkara Guides - Paul Gaskell and John Pearson - this volume demonstrates key elements of the method that is "Japanese tenkara" - its history, philosophy, equipment and flies. Tenkara's simplicity brings with it both familiar and unfamiliar concepts that will be of use to all fly fishers.
Join the Discover Tenkara Team on a journey that has taken us from our earliest experiments in kebari fly tying to the mountains of Japan where we learn from the experts about the history, culture, philosophies and principles behind tenkara's fishing flies. Featuring John Pearson and Paul Gaskell with in depth interviews and fly tying sequences from Dr Ishigaki, Masami (Tenkara no Oni) Sakakibara, Hirata san, Go Ishii and Makino (Himano) san.
The ultimate guide to designing, tying, selecting and fishing authentic tenkara flies. Join Dr. Paul Gaskell and John Pearson along with top Japanese tenkara anglers Kazumi Saigo, Kazuo Kurahashi, Go Ishii, Tadashi Otani and Shōichi Saitō to discover the secrets, traditions and sheer pleasure of understanding 'kebari' - the fishing flies of Japan.
The ultimate guide to fly design and presentation - complete with the detailed explanation of the biological triggers that bring astonishing success on stream. The book uses authentic Japanese tenkara and kebari as a model - but applies to all river fly fishing for trout, char and related species. Full color photography and detailed color illustrations of techniques (as well as a unique photographic library of Japanese and "western" fly patterns - complete with full dressing details). The book is in downloadable pdf format (418 A4-sized pages)... There is certain to be something (or even lots of things) that will transform the way you look at rivers, fish and the interactions of both "river" and "fish" with your fly!
Discovering Tenkara MEGA-BUNDLE:
Tenkara gear is simple, it is your skills and techniques that really catch fish. The more of those fundamental skills you know, the greater your success will be! Learn:
- How to Approach fish like a pro
- The Best way to deliver accurate casts (without spooking fish and so it instantly sets up a great drift)
- How you can know which fly to use first (and second, and third and...you get the idea)
- How to match each fly to the ideal presentation or manipulation method (a huge catch-multiplying skill)
- How to Handle longer lines to successfully land your catch (including a foolproof method for grabbing your casting line when there is a lively fish attached!)
- What the inventors of hot kebari patterns want you to know about fishing tenkara and being successful with their flies (direct from those anglers as they demonstrate their patterns for you)