Originally Posted by noreaster
The more I am thinking about Tenkara the more I think I may be heading that way. Can't help but think of the Japanese folks of old patiently, quietly, and meditatively navigating their ways up the streams, one hand holding their robes, while they dab their flies here and their.
I'm being a little facetious
but which set up do you plan on starting out with?
I bought a setup for my stepson for Christmas. He fishes small Sierra streams quite a bit. I have no idea as to models on the rods; I just went with the recommendation of the guy in the fly shop.
I have a booth at the Pleasanton Fly Show and I noticed in the events brochure the Tenkara USA guy was doing a seminar and casting lessons, so I sent my stepson over. He said the seminar was full - which is interesting - and the techniques are intriguiging. Seems to me to be a perfect setup for a backpacker headed for smaller streams - very light, very compact, and very reasonably priced. I think it will have its niche.