Episode 88 Fly Fishing The Backcountry with Tenkara USA
Daniel Galhardo discovered the Japanese method of fly fishing called “Tenkara” while researching the fishing culture of Japan. After realizing how effective it was not only for fishing but for backpacking and backcountry travel, he decided to Introduce Tenkara to the United States and has been successfully doing so for over 10 years.
I wanted to have Daniel on to talk about fly fishing in the backcountry, but I ended up getting so much more than that. He has an incredible way of explaining things and is willing to dive into topics that create the foundation of our experiences in the backcountry. You don’t have to be interested in fly fishing to enjoy this episode because there’s so much great thought that Daniel brings to this episode that we could probably have a full length one just on backcountry philosophy.
For those interested in experiencing the backcountry in a new way, you’re going to enjoy this episode with Daniel of Tenkara USA!
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Introduction to Daniel and Tenkara USA
How Daniel found the the Tenkara method
What it’s like bringing Tenkara to the US
The effectiveness of the simple Tenkara design
What makes traditional fly fishing rods cumbersome for backcountry travel
How the Tenkara design works
“Limitations” of the Tenkara (and gear in general)
How embracing limitations can help us
How Daniel learned to embrace simplicity
How to help people find their excuse to get outside
New backcountry hobbies equal new places to explore
How to find fish
What makes Daniel return to streams to fish
Exploring the question of “why”
How Daniel decides to keep fish and when to release them
Advice for choosing a Tenkara USA rod
How to reach Tenkara USA