BREVARD, N.C. (May 14, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer an introduction to the tenkara style of fishing through two upcoming clinics this month at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in Transylvania County.
The hands-on instruction is free, but requires pre-registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. Jason Sparks, of Appalachian Tenkara, will lead instruction about this form of traditional Japanese fly-fishing. Primarily used for mountain streams, tenkara is a popular method of angling among freshwater mountain anglers in Japan, with increasing popularity in the United States.
Tenkara 101 will be held Saturday, May 17, 9-11 a.m. Topics will include history, equipment orientation, a perspective on Japanese flies (kebari), and using tenkara in local waters.
Tenkara Level II will be held May 23, 9-11 a.m. This program will include fishing techniques, detailed equipment options, and casting mechanics for anglers ready to learn advance