The Adventures Of A Tenkara Fanatic Living In Japan

Hachijojima

Hachijojima

Back in July my friend Junpei asked me if I wanted to go to a Japanese music festival on Hachijojima, a tiny island off the coast ...
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Discover Tenkara Review

Discover Tenkara Review

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 ...
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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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Experimenting with flies for cold water Tenkara

Experimenting with flies for cold water Tenkara

Since the Tenkara fishing season kicked off just over a month ago I have found that the trout pay no mind to a tasty looking ...
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Meboso Flies

Meboso Flies

It has been awhile since I last put together a flies article. Here I have compiled a few of my best flies, in terms of ...
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nakatsugawa fishery cooperatives, mizusawa river

Mizusawa River – A Keiryū Near Tokyo

Mizusawa River (水沢川) is a small mountain keiryu within the shadow of Mount Tanzawa (丹沢山), and a short drive from Tokyo. After pouring over maps ...
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Susuki

Susuki

The Silver Grass Autumn Flower Every year in late August the head high grass called susuki (すすき) blooms en-mass. The soft gold grass "flowers" are quite ...
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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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Yamame - Queen of the Mountain Streams

Yamame – Queen of the Mountain Streams

Discovering Jimmy Spring Creek I am a little surprised that I have not yet written a Yamame post. I have written about the Amago and the Iwana but ...
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Japanese Kit Kat

Japanese Kit Kat

Though my first week in Japan was a blur of jet lag, a slight bout of food poisoning, unpacking, and culture shock - one memory that ...
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A Brief Exploration of the Lower Yozukukawa

A Brief Exploration of the Lower Yozukukawa

I hadn't been in Japan for a month when I went on my first keiryu (japanese for mountain stream) fishing trip. My buddy Cameron and ...
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Fujigoko

Fujigoko

Fujigoko (富士五湖), or Fuji Five Lakes in English, is a Japanese national treasure of exquisite and unbelievable beauty. My two favorite lakes are Motosu and Shōji ...
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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.