San Francisco’s Daniel Galhardo is the country’s leading proponent of tenkara. "Tenkara is a form of fly-fishing that originated in the mountain streams of Japan. It has a very long history. Some speculate that it goes back at least some 400 years. Tenkara was practiced by professional anglers in the mountain villages of Japan."
AUTUMN WEB BONUS: A sidebar on building a fly that accomplishes the right float line...From the "All About…Hackle" department in the Autumn 2010 issue.
"We’ve used that partridge for so many years it solidifies the usefulness of that material in imitating Callibaetis spinners," says Rene' Harrop of the pattern on our Autumn 2010 cover.
More coverage from our Summer 2010 issue, from the feature "Fresh for the Salt" on patterns that do double-duty for fresh- and saltwater species.
"The more time you spend focusing and tuning in on the subtleties of rivers, the more you ultimately become the fly angler you want to be."