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Why Did I Get into Tying Flies?

Why did I get into tying my own flies? When I look around my tying area at all of the materials I have collected, the tools I have acquired, and the time I have dedicated to staring at my vise, this question is often contemplated. After all, there are tons of websites, local stores and friends [...]

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Bringing it Home

As you may or may not know, our tag line for Zen Tenkara is “defining American tenkara”. I’ve been asked exactly what that means and where we’re going as a company. Well, in this moment, I’ll attempt to tell you. We are anglers, fly men and women, passionate about what we do, how we do it and as it [...]

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An Interview with Jason Klass, Tenkara Winter Series 2016 Presenter

Q: I've been involved with tenkara since 2009, and your website, Tenkara Talk, is one of the most comprehensive sources for tenkara info in the world. How did you get started on it? How did it evolve? What does the future hold for Tenkara Talk?Tenkara Talk actually started as an e-commerce [...]

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An Interview With Rob Worthing, Tenkara Winter Series 2016 Presenter

Rob, let me start by saying it’s great to have a fellow tenkara guide as a presenter! You and your partners at Tenkara Guides LLC in Salt Lake City, Utah, were among the first professional guides in North America. Tell me how you three got your start?Tenkara Guides was founded in 2011 by three fishermen with zero interest [...]

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Number 4 Out of 5 Fly Tyers: Meet Joe Egry

Joe Egry was born in Kansas, but has lived all over the United States including California, Virginia and North Dakota, fishing a lot of waters in between. He caught his first fish when he was two years old. Joe began fly fishing in 1990 and tying flies shortly after that. He started tying flies commercially [...]

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Meet Michael McFarland: Our 2nd Out of 5 Fly Tyers

Michael McFarlandMichael McFarland is one of our Zen Certified Tenkara Guides and he's also our Signature Fly Designer. Michael moved to Denver, Colorado about 10 years ago and really gravitated toward the Tenkara-style of fly fishing while routinely taking overnight camping trips in Rocky Mountain National Park. He's spent a great deal [...]

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Introducing Jason Haddix: Our 3rd Fly Tyer at the Tenkara Winter Series

Jason Haddix, originally a native of Illinois, resides in Wellington, Colorado. Having moved to Colorado at a young age he's had the opportunity to fully jump into fly fishing and more over, fly tying.From such enthusiasm for the sport, has come the chances to work at several area fly shops, guiding and doing commercial tying. [...]

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An Interview with Bob Younger, Tenkara Winter Series 2016 Presenter

This is the first time you and I have had a chance to talk about your photography. Can you tell me how you got your start?Bob: I lived in Yellowstone for a year as a child. While there I used my dad's old Canon FT QL he bought in Vietnam and brought back to the states. [...]

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Meet Connor Murphy: 1 Out of Our 5 Fly Tyers at the Tenkara Winter Series

                       Connor Murphy:Connor Murphy has been fly fishing and fly tying religiously for more than 13 years. In addition to working as a shop rat/guide/instructor at St. Peters Fly Shop in Fort Collins, Connor is a Montana Fly Company fly designer, FFF Certified Casting Instructor [...]

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An Interview with Dennis Coppock, Tenkara Winter Series 2016 Presenter

A few days ago I had a chance to spend most of the day fishing with Dennis on the Arkansas River tailwater below Pueblo Reservoir. The day was warm for mid-January, the water was beautiful, and we had plenty of time to talk. Dennis and I have much in common; a mutual love for our wives and [...]

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