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  1. 2 Videos of Amano Katsutoshi-san Keiryu Fishing

    These are two videos from the Owner TV website. Each are about 30 minutes long. Maybe half of the time is actually fishing.

    In the first one Amano Katsutoshi-san「天野勝利さん」fishes alone catching Iwana...
  2. Look Inside Japanese Language Fishing Books

    If you go to:

    http://books.google.com/

    and enter various Japanese fishing terms you can find several Japanese language Tenkara or Keiryu fishing books in the search results...
  3. Mike the mailman was very good to me this week....

    Mike the mailman was very good to me this week. Friday he delivered 弘道?富士、 Hiromichi Fuji?s book Modern Tenkara (現代テンカラ). I?ve never been quite sure how to translate the rest of the title. It is...
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    Daiwa 7meter taper line debuting in April

    http://all.daiwa21.com/fishing/item/line/keiryu_li/tenkara_line_monotaper/index.html


    ナイロン 比重1.14 = nylon specific gravity 1.14
    Maybe of interest to tapered line fans if or when it becomes...
  5. One step closer. And Vol 2 is the First of a...

    One step closer. And Vol 2 is the First of a Trilogy.

    "However, Vol. 2 is just the first stage to understanding fly selection and performance ? so do look out for the rest of the trilogy as we...
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    These interesting comments were on the Oni blog...

    These interesting comments were on the Oni blog about the Osaka Fishing Show posted Feb. 14th.

    "Out of 180 exhibitors there were no more than six companies dealing with Tenkara rods.
    Shimano...
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    This archived Tenryu Tenkara Rod web page, from...

    This archived Tenryu Tenkara Rod web page, from their " dead item" folder, shows that Tenryu was a major supplier of Tenkara rods before dropping Tenkara in, I am guessing, 2008/2009.

    They...
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    Chris verified in a post yesterday about the...

    Chris verified in a post yesterday about the Nissin Kawashi rod that Gamakatsu has discontinued their Tenkara rods. Actually in the 3d paragraph he makes a short summary of changes in product...
  9. Thread: New rod coming

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    I don't have any rigging suggestions. But I...

    I don't have any rigging suggestions. But I thought you might find this video interesting. The video is from Japan. The title translates something like That First Parent-Child Tenkara Experience.
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    Chris I think we may be seeing more changes in...

    Chris I think we may be seeing more changes in the tenkara products from the larger companies in Japan. In my experience competing companies usually monitor closely what their competitors are doing...
  11. Discovering Tenkara Vol 2 Japanese Kebari shoul be available soon

    I'm not a Twitter ,Facebook guy. But today for the first time in months I took a look at a few twitter accounts I check now and again and I discovered that Paul Gaskell and the Discover Tenkara...
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    You might like the unboxing pictures on this blog...

    You might like the unboxing pictures on this blog post from last July. I believe the blogger is in Taiwan,(Andy Wu), the non-English text I think is Chinese.

    One thing he notes is that this rod...
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    Hey, glad to read that you found the ebook...

    Hey, glad to read that you found the ebook catalog fun.

    Chris can probably give you a lot more detail about it than I can. I think you are looking at this rod. Where you can see a zoomed image...
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    Nissin 2014-15 ebook catalog

    The catalog is of course all in Japanese, except for the front cover, and the labels at the top of each page. I'm posting it mostly because it so well designed it is fun to leaf through. The Tenkara...
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    Tenkaraenso's post about Hiromichi Fuji

    I found the Tenkaraenso blog post about Hiromichi Fuji and his book Modern Tenkara a fun read. Maybe you will too.
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    Chris, it is kind of surprising that these rods...

    Chris, it is kind of surprising that these rods were so far from what was expected from Daiwa. Though I didn't expect anything spectacular at a price of about $138. After making the post I checked...
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    New Daiwa Rods, Tenkara RT

    Hello, I just discovered several new Daiwa rods announced Jan 4, 2015 on the tenkarakebari website. Not all of them are Tenkara rods. And I haven't had time yet to sort out the translation to gain a...
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    Tsurikichi Sanpei movie

    I found the link to this 2 hour Sanpei movie on the Tenkaraenso blog.

    This is not one of the animated Sanpei videos. It is a 2009 movie made with human actors and directed by Oscar winning...
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    Here are three more foreign Tenkara blogs that I...

    Here are three more foreign Tenkara blogs that I regularly take a look at.

    The Yoshidakebari blog is only in Japanese language, but you can frequently find interesting innovations about rods,...
  20. I obtained the Nissin PALS line in sizes 3.0 and...

    I obtained the Nissin PALS line in sizes 3.0 and 3.5 in September from Oleg at Tenkara Times, and fished with the 3.5 line several times during a week in late October. I like the line. I would judge...
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    Nissin Royal Stage Tenkara Rods

    I just noticed on Tenkara Bum that Chris has made a hurried announcement of a new tenkara rod from Uzaki Nissin. The Royal Stage tenkara rods.In lengths of 3.2, 3.6 and 4.0 meters.They are a little...
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    It would appear that Shimano's claim that their...

    It would appear that Shimano's claim that their Salmon Special is the only rod in Japan designed for Salmon is out of date.

    Here is a look at the Daiwa Salmon Hunter rod.
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    Romads' Tenkarabum video

    You can see the video on the Tenkarabum website with Chris' comments. But this link has the rest of the text from Romads.
    Nicely done, imo. The joy of efficient fishing.
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    I would agree. However, the type of fishing shown...

    I would agree. However, the type of fishing shown in the posted video is not Tenkara fishing.

    I'm not sure how the Japanese or Shimano would classify it other than it would fall under 本流・渓流 (...
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    Interesting foreign Tenkara blogs

    There are several foreign Tenkara blogs that I find fun to check ever once in a while.

    One of them is Tenkaranormandie. All in French so the language is a barrier.
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