9780762763948

Tenkara : Radically Simple, Ultralight Fly Fishing

  • ISBN 13:

    9780762763948

  • ISBN 10:

    0762763949

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/01/2011
  • Publisher: Lyons Press

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

Fly fishing is complex and costly with too much cumbersome gear, right? Well, Tenkara's different. Long overlooked in the West, Tenkara is economical and simple, productive, and pleasurable This Eastern approach is today taking the fly-fishing world in North America and Europe by storm. Its toolkit is simple: a long, collapsible rod; a length of line tied to the end of the rod; and a fly. Withoug a reel, casting techniques become easy and intuitive. The gear is inexpensive and easily portable, perfect for hiking and camping. This pioneering book is an ideal guide to Tenkara, covering the essentials of gear and rigging, the roots of Tenkara, fishing dry flies as well as subsurface fishing and casting--as well as Tenkara backpacking and Tenkara for women. Tenkara has been the subject of features inField &Stream, American Angler,andFly, Rod & Reelmagazines, and has been endorsed by the likes of Patagonia CEO and environmentalist Yvon Chouinard. Major retails are now selling tenkara rods.

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