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A Season with Tenkara

Aaron Zagrodnick

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Aaron Zagrodnick

In the summer of 2013, I stood along the bank of the White River, deep in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, with a broken rod in my hands. Too new to tenkara, I spent the day-and-a-half since the trailhead untying bewilderingly complex wind knots and watching as my line stalled in the air. Then on the White River, in a burst of frustrated optimism, I finally resolved my problems with sharp, whip-like cast. It at last achieved some degree of accuracy and distance – until, moments later, the flection of the rod caused one of its middle sections to snap with a soft crack…

Clayton Mauritzen looks at this lightweight and popular method of backcountry fishing and others, read the full article below in Issue 16:

A Season with Tenkara

Issue 16 Page 1

Tenkara Fishing and Backcountry Flyfishing

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