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.
DVD Chapters: Introduction; Tenkara with traditional dry fly; Fishing with Japanese wet flies; Dr Ishigaki explains short drifts;
Note on fish location & tenkara;
Thoughts on tenkara casting;
Making the cast;
Dr Ishigaki on casting into the wind;
Advantages of long lines;
Dr Ishigaki on playing larger fish;
Kebari – Japanese tenkara flies;
Dr Ishigaki’s choice of kebari;
Dr Ishigaki ties his kebari