April 29, 2019

I have been enchanted with Japanese trout and char since a stint teaching English in Japan some twenty years ago...

May 23, 2018

The mountain hut system in Japan is not only extensive but also many can be quite luxurious...

April 16, 2018

The old adage Good things must always come to an end rings especially true for me as I prepare to leave Japan...

January 25, 2017

Perhaps one of the best fishing shows in the world, the amount of gear at the Japan Fishing Show is staggering...

January 20, 2017

Looking back at a wonderful year filled with adventure, wonder, and exploration...

December 19, 2016

I spend a wonderful day with my bamboo fishing rod sensei and then a few days later I head out into the mountains with my new skis...

December 09, 2016

November 25, 2016

Typically the hardest month adventure wise for me is November. The ski areas are not yet open and the tenkara fishing season is closed pretty much everywhere. So, I set off on some alternate adventures...

October 29, 2016

Herabuna is a type of koi (carp) that resides in Japan and requires specialized fishing equipment to bring to hand. I visit a bamboo craftsman who has been making Herabuna fishing rods his whole life...

October 24, 2016

Ayu are typically a territorial sea run fish that feeds on algae and are considered an elusive prize fish by many anglers in Japan...