Welcome to Tenkara Guides – Your guide to everything tenkara

Tenkara Guides LLC is the first fixed line fly fishing guide company in the western hemisphere.  At Tenkara Guides, we provide a first rate guided experience using unique, effective, easy to learn methods of tenkara based fly fishing. Our professional guides will design a unique trip customized to your schedule, level of experience, and craving for adventure.

We love to guide. But Tenkara Guides does much more than just on-the-water guiding. With How to Fish Tenkara, we answer all your questions about tenkara history, gear, techniques, and more. With Trips and Tricks, we swap fishing stories, share fly tying videos, and pass knowledge gained through on-the-water experience onto you. With programs like TROUtreach, we give back as active members of our community. With the Tenkara Guides’ Torture Trials, we test, review, and help develop fly fishing and related outdoor gear.At Tenkara Guides, we are your guides to fixed line fly fishing.

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There’s a new kind of event brewing for tenkara anglers this year.

On October 11th near Boone NC, the Appalachian Tenkara Jam will bring anglers, guides, outfitters, and a litany of manufacturers together from all over the United States. A bit more akin to a Japanese fishing holiday, the event promises to be one heck of a good time!

The Jam will span two days and include big screen presentations, tenkara rod building, casting and technique clinics, and more. Among the special guests is Tenkara Guides’ own Rob Worthing, who promises to wow the crowd with shameless fish porn in a presentation entitled “Blasphemy: Fixed Line Fishing for Big Fish”.

Keep an eye out for similar Jams to pop up in Maryland, Utah, and more in the near future.

Check out all the details on the 2014 Appalachian Tenkara Jam by clicking the link below!

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