Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Appalachian Tenkara Jam!

Hey Everyone,

I wanted to let you all know about the first annual Appalachian Tenkara Jam. This is designed a bit like the Tenkara USA summit with seminars being done on the first day and on the stream demos the second. It is however the first event of its kind because it is more like a tenkara show. There are going to be some really knowledgeable people giving seminars on all sorts of Tenkara based info. Yes, I will be giving one of the seminars. I plan on doing a talk and tie seminar and show the history of the Japanese Kebari and all the different styles that were tied in different regions of the country. There are also going to be several tenkara vendors that are attending. Yes, I said there will be a bunch of tenkara vendors all under one roof! If you are into tenkara already or have just been toying with the idea of getting a rod, this would be the perfect event for you. This will be the place where you can wiggle test rods side by side. Tenkara Customs will even be there where you can buy a kit and build you own rod! Im obviously excited and could type on about this event forever so I'll stop here and give you the details.

Foscoe/ Grandfather Community Center

There will be presentations on the tenkara style of fly fishing covering topics such as:
1. Overview: Rods, Lines, Flies
2. Kebari History and current patterns
3. Big Fish Wrangling
4. Small Stream Techniques
and more…

Special Guest presentations by:
Lance Milks
Robert Worthing
Tom Sadler
Al Alborn
Bob Ivins
and more…
Day One: Big screen presentations and live demonstrations inside,  tenkara rod building clinic, vendor tables and more…
Day Two: Casting Clinics, Technique Tutorials, Tenkara Rod Building, Stream-side Classroom, Small Group Guides and more…

We have set Day One to begin presentations at 12:00pm. This is to accommodate travel for people needing to come in Saturday Morning. We will still have a full day of content going into the evening. The Foscoe Community Center will be holding/ serving (independently) a fund raising breakfast at the Center that morning. For $8 you will get all the country breakfast fixin’s you can stomach.
For those coming in Friday evening I will be providing maps to local waters should you want to get wet that evening. Hit up the breakfast Saturday morning and go back out for a few more hours on Saturday morning. There is plenty of fishing to be had.

Registration cost is set per person to cover all expenses of this event.
1 day $30.00 this can be for either day for those that cannot attend both days.
2 day $48.00 this is for both days and covers all expenses.


  1. Probably Kevin. I don't know Ive been thinking of cutting it.

  2. Went there today and no one was around What happened?

  3. Sorry Anonymous you must have attended Sunday and went to the community center. Day two was at the Valley Cruses park for stream side clinics.