The Adventures Of A Tenkara Fanatic Living In Japan

Iris River - Carp On The Fly

Iris River – Carp On The Fly

The Iris River, is a tributary to the mighty Arakawa River that forms the northern border of Tokyo. I discovered this river when perusing through Tokyo ...
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The Black Ship Festival

The Black Ship Festival

Every year the city of Shimoda, near the tip of Izu Peninsula (and the location for my recent Tenkara Amago adventure) hosts the Black Ship ...
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Grayling

Grayling

Since discovering Tenkara several years ago Grayling have been high on the list of fish species that I have wanted to fish for. This past January ...
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Off Season

Off Season

A few months into the off season without wetting a fly, the itch to catch some fish reached a fevered pitch. My friend Go Ishii ...
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Katashina

Katashina

Katashina, Gunma Prefecture - Japan I have come to Katashina region of Japan every season since I moved here. It truly is a magnificent place that ...
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Sugegasa

Sugegasa

On the way home from my recent fishing trip in Nagano, my buddy and I stopped in at a locally made goods shop. I was ...
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The Sagamigawa

The Sagamigawa

Last week I came across an interesting article in my Twitter feed from the good folks at Hatch Magazine. Tenkara casting in the wind: https://t.co/[email protected]@[email protected]#tenkara#flyfishingpic.twitter.com/LicthCLQvP — ...
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Tosaku - Handmade Bamboo Fishing Rods

Tosaku – Handmade Bamboo Fishing Rods

Before the age of graphite, carbon fiber, and fiber glass fishing rods were typically made out of bamboo. In Japan the bamboo fishing rod is called ...
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Onsens

Onsens

I have been a little slow the past week or so in getting up new content, but I have a good excuse - I've been ...
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Japanese Keiryu (Mountain Stream) Magazine

Japanese Keiryu (Mountain Stream) Magazine

I for one thoroughly enjoy every issue of the Japanese Keiryu (a.k.a. Mountain Stream) Magazine. Even though I cannot understand most of what is written ...
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Mount Amagi & Amago

Mount Amagi & Amago

Day 2 – Mount Amagi … Continued from Day 1 (Click Here if you missed it) In the morning the storm had cleared and it ...
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谷太郎川 (The TaniTaro River)

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 explore while simultaneously passing the ...
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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.