tenkara - the book


Product Overview

In tenkara–the book, Tenkara USA founder Daniel Galhardo shows just how simple fly fishing can be.  This book is a complete guide to the techniques, gear, history and philosophy of tenkara, the Japanese method of fly-fishing.  It is also a manifesto on fly-fishing simplicity. 

An angler picking up a tenkara rod for the first time will find this book’s concepts well laid out and intuitive.  The experienced angler will appreciate the simpler approach to fly-fishing and the advanced techniques shared in the book.  Throughout the book Daniel brings the reader along a journey of learning tenkara directly from the masters in Japan as he shares information on the method’s equipment and techniques.

Jeremy Shellhorn's excellent design work and illustrations make the book a joy to behold and convey the simplicity of tenkara and the direct connection fishing offers us to the stream and its inhabitants. 

Each chapter begins with a clear summary of the concepts presented and continues with a deeper look and more nuance.  Read cover to cover or dive in to a particular segment to pluck out those little nuggets to keep in mind when you're on the stream. 

tenkara - the book was designed to be interactive and take advantage of the wealth of resources created by Tenkara USA over the years.  Thorought the book readers will find QR (quick read) codes that will give access to videos, podcast episodes and other media to complement the chapters at hand.

The best way to keep your fishing simple is to learn how to rely on skill and technique rather than gear.  This book contains that knowledge.

Printed in the USA