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Tenkara conservation news and information, as well as expressions of the Tenkara experience, are featured here.

Campaign to Save the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout!

The native Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park are in serious peril due to depredation by illegally introduced lake trout. To find out more about this critical conservation challenge, and to make a donation to help us save the Yellowstone cutthroat trout, please visit this website:

Thank you for your help!

Protect, Reconnect, Restore, Sustain

Trout Unlimited is a private, non-profit organization with 150,000 members dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Learn more at and please consider joining!


"Perhaps it’s the grace of the tenkara rod, the tender flex that describes a nautilus curve ... a natural progression ... of rhythm and grace ...”

"... each sparkling fish you release is a bond to wildness ..."

"... Its quietness and simplicity lets nature whisper to you in a still, soft voice ...”

Kelleher, K.C. with M. Ishimura. Tenkara Radically Simple, Ultralight Fly Fishing. Lyons press, 2011.

Tenkara Haiku

Mayfly hatch rise
Sunlight fades into shadow
River awakens

Snow and fly fall in silence
Fish leaps with grace and power
Line crumples, fish gone

© 2018 C. Mori

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