River Walk Magazine

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At the emphatic suggestion from a good friend of mine I headed up to Yokohama with my son to check out a soup curry restaurant called Kikuya ∙ Curry. The restaurant is located within walking distance from both the Hinodecho Station and the Sakuragicho Station. The restaurant is small seating only … Read More

Tenkara Japan

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It has been just over a month since I have wet a fly. The last trip was a doozy though so I cannot be too upset. As a sort of consolation, this July I have been on numerous hikes and beach trips with my son Tadashi and his aunt and … Read More

Mount Naeba

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Akiyamago 秋山郷 On the western flank of Mount Naeba there are twelve tiny villages that are tucked into a rugged and remote valley. The area is known as Akiyamago. Even though it is fairly close to Tokyo the area does not see a lot of pressure, plus there are numerous rivers … Read More

Katashina

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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 offers great fishing and epic scenery only a few hours from Tokyo. The public transit to get here is surprisingly easy too, so if you’ve … Read More

Izu Peninsula – Amago Country

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Since becoming a father my Tenkara adventures have tapered off a little. This doesn’t mean that my passion for the sport has abated though. I just spend more time than before pouring over maps, reading books and blogs about Tenkara, and of course studying my growing collection of Keiryu (渓流) and … Read More

Norikura Kogen – Mt. Kengamine

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Norikura Kogen sits high above the city of Matsumoto in Nagano Prefecture. The Norikura (乗鞍岳) mountain group is comprised of 20+ peaks, the highest of which is Kengamine (剣ヶ峰) at 3026m. The area is actually an old volcano and is located relatively close to Mount Ontake, which erupted on September 27, 2014 … Read More

Zimmerbuilt Tailwaters Pack

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Don’t let the name fool you, the Zimmerbuilt Tailwaters Pack is just at home in the ultra-remote drainages that I actively seek out; as it is in the more accessible waters found below hydraulic structures (as its name might imply). After several outings with my Zimmerbuilt Tailwaters Pack I have … Read More

Winter Tenkara

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Every February I start getting excited, and begin eagerly making plans for the March 1st opening day of Keiryu (mountain stream) fishing season. This year I wanted to get out on opening day but due to a nasty cold my trip was pushed back about a week. The morning of my … Read More

Japanese Keiryu (Mountain Stream) Magazine

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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 (Google Translate only gets one so far) I am enthralled by the photography – and the maps. I am always interested to see where exactly … Read More

Discover Tenkara Review

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If you have spent any time in the Tenkara community you have most likely heard of Discover Tenkara. Whether it is because of their line of Tenkara rods, the email tutorial series, or the superb YouTube channel “Tenkara In Focus” they are building quite the name for  themselves in our … Read More

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