Basic Tenkara

This class is designed to instill the fundamental knowledge, skill, and confidence necessary to experience Tenkara as a satisfying and enjoyable outdoor activity. Students learn the traditional approach to Tenkara including basics of rod, line, kebari (fly), nets, and essential accessories in a low pressure, compassionate teaching and learning environment. Basic rods, lines, and kebari are presented and explained with suggestions on brands, models, and where to purchase. Emphasis is placed on developing basic skill in the proper selection and use of Tenkara rods, lines, and kebari for various conditions, casting the Tenkara rod, and techniques for landing fish for catch-and-release. All Tenkara equipment is provided.

Students must provide their own transportation, food, and beverages (no alcohol, please). Sunscreen, wrap-around sunglasses, broad-brim hat, rain jacket, and other reasonable outdoor gear are recommended.

Class is limited to no more than five students per instructor. 1-2 hours (depending on number of students). $95 per hour per student. Prices subject to change.

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Workshops and Presentations

Tenkara Sensei® instructors are available to give Tenkara presentations or instruction to your club, organization, or conference. We also conduct workshops in casting or other Tenkara-specific topics based on the client’s needs and desires. Email us for details.

Tenkara Sensei® Guided Fishing Trips

Tenkara Sensei offers fishing guide services emphasizing Tenkara methods and techniques. All trips are walk-and-wade, and all Tenkara equipment is provided. Sunscreen, full-coverage sunglasses, broad-brim hat, rain gear, waders and boots, safety wading staff, and other reasonable outdoor gear are the clients’ responsibility. A valid and current fishing license is required. Clients provide their own transportation to a designated rendezvous point.


Days Tenkara Anglers
  1 2 3
Half $395 $395 $495
Full $495 $550 $595

Rates are subject to change based on travel distance, fuel prices, and other considerations. Email us for details and availability for your preferred trip dates.