Badger turned the Tenkara world upside down in 2014 when we held our first BREAK THIS ROD contest. We found the cheesiest fixed-line rod we could, and challenged participants to catch the most epic fish they could with it - or any piece of it that survived long enough to complete the mission. The idea took off like a rocket - all 25 available slots sold out in less than 36 hours!
Camp Healing Waters was started in 2016 as a multi-day camp that strives to address the physical and emotional healing needs of wounded heroes and their spouses. The program focuses on providing comforting surroundings, counseling, and support to veterans and families that are dealing with changes brought on by the wounds of war. It is in this setting that many families are able to identify challenges and symptoms that can be better understood and eventually treated through proper diagnosis and therapy.
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Length: 10.5 ft fully extended, 8.75 ft at the short extension.
We are excited to announce a partnership with Discover Tenkara to bring you big discounts on their top notch instructional downloads! John and Paul are serious about studying and teaching Tenkara as practiced in Japan. They are endorsed by both Masami Sakakibara and Dr. Hisao Ishigaki, two of Japan's greatest living Tenkara masters. They are also highly experienced with several different European nymphing styles - which can be translated into extremely effective tactics for Tenkara angling.