Last week I wrote about Cane Pole Fishin’...a somewhat tongue in cheek essay about what at least for me might be a new way of going after trout. I made mention of Tenkara, the ancient Japanese method of fly-fishing and I can’t believe the response I have gotten. Also, on the Southeastern Fly Fishing forum, wondering about it’s suitability for our wounded vets, I put out the word that I would be interested in hearing back from anyone that had experience with Tenkara. One of your fellow blog readers and a member of the forum, knowing of my connection to Project Healing Waters got in contact with Tenkara USA and corresponded with their President, who in turn got in touch with me. Well, I just got off the phone with him and he is sending us two rods to try out!
Update today, June 9th: Just got word that two of our Wounded Warriors will be joining us for two days of fishing the waters around Brevard next weekend. We're planning on hitting the Davidson and some smaller streams in the area. It'll be a great opportunity to try out the Tenkara.
Reports to follow!