May 28th 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
RIGS is excited to have a special guest that will expand our understanding of tenkara.
Founder and Owner of Tenkara USA, Daniel Galhardo, will be joining RIGS May28th for a presentation on tenkara style fly fishing. The talk will be accompanied by a fly-tying and casting clinic. Tenkara is currently being featured in Fly Fisherman magazine (June/July issue). Daniel is the first person to introduce tenkara outside of Japan, and he has spent considerable amount of time learning the method under the tenkara masters of the country.
“Tenkara is the traditional Japanese method of fly-fishing where only a rod, line and fly are used. Tenkara is about fly-fishing simplicity and mountain-stream effectiveness. Eleven to fourteen foot long rods allow anglers to fish mountain streams in a way that is nearly impossible with western fly gear. Telescopic rods collapse down to a mere 20 inches, and few things are needed making tenkara ideal for backpacking.” ~Tenkara USA
RIGS is the first fly shop in Colorado to embrace Tenkara USA due to our ideal location for this style of fly fishing as well as a perfect fit for our backpacking population. We love fishing and the tenkara approach fits our high alpine region.
Do not miss this amazing opportunity to meet Daniel and learn more about tenkara fly fishing!
*TENKARA Rods, Lines & Accessories, plus trip needs, can be purchased at our Full Service Fly Shop or at our Online Store. Located withing one hour of Telluride, 10 minutes of Ouray and 30 minutes of Montrose Colorado. Directions to the Fly Shop. Check out the complete list of all of our TENKARA Guided Fly Fishing Trip locations by viewing our Guided Fly Fishing Page (Tenkara Trips are booked as “Guides Choice”, all locations available upon request).