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 theRead more.
To the southwest of Tokyo lies Izu Peninsula – it’s a fairly small peninsula, with its widest point being roughly 35 km (~22Read more.
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 onlyRead more.
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 toRead more.
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 littleRead more.
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 IRead more.
Pondering the Shokuryoshi
When dinosaurs roamed the planet, and long before the Shokuryoshi (discussed in detail later) entered the scene, the Izu Peninsula of JapanRead more.
It has been just over a month since I have wet a fly. The last trip was a doozy thoughRead more.
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. TheRead more.
Nikko National Park
The city of Nikko, located in Tochigi Prefecture, is quite popular with tourists. I had visited a few months agoRead more.
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,Read more.
The Japanese word 幽玄 (pronounced Yūgen), loosely translated means “subtle and profound” but is used in a sentence to express the suddenRead more.