Great article. I agree that some of the more visible tenkara enthusiasts make it into a pseudo cult religion of sorts. I would expect to see some of them show up on streams wearing a pointed rattan hat. It just could be that it fits their head perfectly! I'm a first year tenkara user. I've been testing different lines and look forward to soon trying out the Badger line I recently ordered from your site. Matt has been a great help.
Colin - Your not the first person to make that observation about how some "Tenkara devotees" come off, and unfortunately, I've talked to more than one angler who was pretty turned off by the whole persona of it. We really try to focus on adapting Tenkara simplicity to one's own individual preferences and environment rather than enforcing some variety of perceived obligation to a particular approach. Keep experimenting and fish till YOUR Tenkara develops!
Yes the traditional police. Hey it is just fishing.some people even.
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