The Adventures Of A Tenkara Fanatic Living In Japan

End of the Tenkara Season – Part I
It was the hottest recorded summer this year in Japan, so much so that besides a brief foray into the
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Amago
To the southwest of Tokyo lies Izu Peninsula – it’s a fairly small peninsula, with its widest point being roughly 35 km (~22
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Scouting the Headwater of the Yozukugawa
I recently had heard a rumor that there was an outdoor shop that stocked hand-made Tenkara rods in Yokosuka. The only
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谷太郎川 (The TaniTaro River)
A month or so ago I was sitting at home pouring over maps. I was looking for new water to
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Tenkara Action on the Doshi River 道志川
Last week the weather was pretty nasty. Tropical Storm Haishen pushed high winds, lots of rain, and even a little
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Finishing My Bamboo Tenkara Rod (and Some Phenomenal Skiing)
A few weeks ago I wrote a guest article for Discover Tenkara about the bamboo rod Go Ishii and I
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Pondering the Shokuryoshi
When dinosaurs roamed the planet, and long before the Shokuryoshi (discussed in detail later) entered the scene, the Izu Peninsula of Japan
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Tenkara Japan
It has been just over a month since I have wet a fly. The last trip was a doozy though
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Ogawayama – A Rock Climber’s Paradise
Deep in the mountains on the Nagano-Yamaniashi prefectural borders lies a paradise that must be seen to be believed. The
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Nikko National Park
The city of Nikko, located in Tochigi Prefecture, is quite popular with tourists. I had visited a few months ago
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A Year In Review – 2016
2016 was a great year with big trips every month of the fishing season and some phenomenal hikes, rock climbs,
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Yūgen
The Japanese word 幽玄 (pronounced Yūgen), loosely translated means “subtle and profound” but is used in a sentence to express the sudden
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Welcome to Fallfish Tenkara – a collection of my tales of adventure in Japan. I have compiled it for two reasons: one, to have a venue for my artistic side; and two, to provide information and inspiration for those looking to travel and/or live in the magical country of Japan.