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  1. Video - Footsteps of Tenkara Visiting the University Professor Ishigaki Hisao

    #049 テンカラの足跡を訪ねて 大学教授 石垣尚男 - a 20 minute video. Broadcast on TV in Japan Sept 2014, but recently uploaded to YouTube.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=24&v=ZPCc5NSNFv0

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    In my book, a thought, is an opinion. My opinion...

    In my book, a thought, is an opinion. My opinion would be save the money for that rod and use it to pay for the shipping cost of a Beginner Set from Tenkara Bum or Tenkara USA. Or one of the lower...
  3. 2 New Nissin Tenkara Rods Models - Ukon and Sakon

    Bright colors are in this year. A Red one and a Yellow one.

    Ukon

    http://www.u-nissin.co.jp/product/item/id/010310405

    Sakon

    http://www.u-nissin.co.jp/product/item/id/010310406
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    In 1994 at a company meeting we were told about...

    In 1994 at a company meeting we were told about the emergence of the Virtual Corporation. Before being ordered the product wouldn't exist on the shelf waiting to be shipped, which would require a lot...
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    Just curious, and it's been a couple of months....

    Just curious, and it's been a couple of months. Were you able to obtain this rod? If yes. Did it meet expectations for finish, feel, etc.?

    Dr Ishigaki writes about what I call the Double-3s of...
  6. Today a reply to a topic on another forum gave me...

    Today a reply to a topic on another forum gave me a clue about the possible source of John R.S. Allen's belief that fishing is better at times just before to just after moon rise and moon set,...
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    Tenkara Fishing Tour in Hokkaido

    I've often seen Hokkaido on NatGeo or similar places and thought that is a place I'd like to visit. The link below is from a commercial site that seems to sale and or make canvas bags, bicycles, and...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  12. 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...
  16. 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...
  18. 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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