Tenkara.....Fly Fishing without a reel? Super fun way to fly fish small waters.
Tenkara is an old Japanese fishing style quickly growing in popularity among fly anglers around the world. Tenkara fishing uses a very long flexible telescoping rod with a short line and tippet attached to the end, no reel needed. It's a lot of fun and a deadly weapon on smaller waters and high alpine lakes. Perfect for the Crooked River, Upper & Middle Deschutes, Tumalo Creek or anywhere else you travel and find smaller waters. I've been killing it on the Deschutes in town with Caddis on a Tenkara Rod. The rod collapses down to 20 inches, and with a spool of tippet and a box of flies, you're ready to go chase fish anywhere. We stock three different rod sizes and the Tenkara Rod, Rod Tube, Line, Line Holder and Flies comes in a complete kit ready to go for $179.00.
As springtime emerges in Oregon, there are magical times for anglers just around the corner on Oregon's Deschutes river. The world famous Salmon Fly hatch starts on the lower Deschutes around 1'st of May and moves upstream as the water warms until mid June.