tenkara2Tenkara is a very simple and elegant style of fly fishing.  Mike Willis of Reverse Hackle Tenkara (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) held a Tenkara demonstration at the Bridalveil  Falls picnic area on July 16.  EDTU members Randy & Joyce Hansen and Pat Weddle attended along with 15 other anglers. Tenkara rod archetecture, rigging, fly types and casting techniques were demonstrated. Tenkara is basically a high stick nymphing technique using a long soft rod and a fixed rod length line.  Fish were caught by Willis an outfitter and founding member of the Tenkara anglers of Northern California and Nevada.  This is a technique that will especially attract the light tackle, small stream, minimalist anglers among us.  Thanks, Mike, for a great event!