Originally Posted by noreaster
Know very little about tenkara but it's neat to be able to learn about it.
If you already have fly fished, the main thing you need to figure out is what to do with your off hand. It may take you a couple of minutes to adjust to the casting stroke, I don't know if I can put it in words. It's very similar, but gentler.
The flies you already use will work great. The combination of a longer rod and lighter line will allow you very precise control over how you present your fly.
I would say on the average, the time spent between first picking up the rod and catching a fish is about 5 minutes. Unless of course you are fishing on your backyard lawn. It may take a little longer for the first fish.