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 our popular waters get busier with the increasing number of anglers and the ever growing concerns about Covid-19 & Social Distancing, Fishing small off the beaten path waters can be just the ticket.