About Us

Welcome to Tenkara Fisher!

There are many ways to use the site. The menu above will take you to the different aspects, all are easily cross referenced and simple to navigate.

The Contents Page will take you to a page that has tenkara content for easy reference.

The Interview Page lists all of the interviews that we have done over the years.

The Library Page is a resource of tenkara books and magazines in our collection.

The Genryu Page is a continuous story of a specific type of tenkara practiced in Headwater Streams of Japan. It is written by Keiichi Okushi and is a lesson alone in Japanese tenkara.

The Links Page is an outside resource page for tenkara enthusiasts on the Internet.

The Whats New! page is a timeline update for the site.

On the right you will find a "Tenkara Fishers" list. Each article has been labeled for easy referencing and any person in a article or book is also listed for your research.

The "Friends of Tenkara Fisher" are companies that promote our site.

The Tenkara-Fisher Internet site is a resource for Japanese style mountain stream fly fishing.

I’ve fashioned the site after the prolific sharing of tenkara by Soseki Yamamoto. The site is truly dedicated to the spirit of reporting of modern tenkara and various techniques all over the globe.

Yuzo Sebata is one of the most recognized tenkara anglers in the world, residing in Japan, he fills the honorary guest editor position.

Keiichi Okushi, one of Sebata-san’s fishing friends has beautifully written “Stories of Genryu” which continues to teach Headwaters tenkara fishing from the country of origin. His lifelong knowledge of the equipment and his tenkara store, “TenkaraYa” makes Japanese Keiryu equipment easy to obtain.

Adam Trahan created Tenkara-Fisher in 2010, the second oldest Internet resource outside of Japan dedicated to tenkara.