I am a fan of the internet and social media and aside from learning new things when I go to events like the workshop that Tenkara Guides LLC put on recently I get to meet people that I know through these various forums and websites. This particular particular workshop was really like a "Who's Who in Tenkara Fishing in The USA" because there were a lot of influential and well known tenkara anglers that I know had only known through various websites until this workshop.
First up, the Tenkara Badger himself, all the way Wisconsin, he has some great rods that I hope to cast here before the summer is out. He caught a great brown trout a few moments later, I might add!
I also met again DragonTail Tenkara as he was fishing this great spot. Make sure and check him out, he has a great selection of tenkara rods, one of which the ShadowFire, I demoed earlier this year and it's a great rod.
I met some new tenkara bums at the workshop, as they fished both days, on this lovely stream in eastern Utah..
And on the Middle Provo..
Over the past few years there have been tenkara gatherings started across the globe and the United States, such as the Appalachian Tenkara Jam, held in Maryland. There is also the Midwest Tenkara Fest held in Wisconsin. Of course there's the one that started it all, Tenkara USA's Tenkara Summit, that has been held in a few different locations including Utah in 2012.
As things in my life change, I intend to get to these events and photograph them too and do a book about Tenkara in the USA.