Lake Tanzawa

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I have always met the end of the mountain stream fishing season here in Japan with a bit of wistfulness. The close of this season was a little more pensive for me though than usual. This season was my final full keiryu angling season as a resident of Japan. It has … Read More

Japanese Food

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Japan is an awesome country, not only is the fishing a lot of fun but there are hundreds of thousands of places to see, experience to absorb, and a culinary cornucopia of taste on every street corner. While Fallfish Tenkara has focused mostly on the first two I have not really … 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

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

Winter Tenkara

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

A Year In Review – 2016

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2016 was a great year with big trips every month of the fishing season and some phenomenal hikes, rock climbs, mountain bike rides, and of course skiing thrown in the mix too. Here are a few of the highlights. The New Year was kicked off with the incomparable Nozawa Onsen Fire … Read More

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