SAVE THE DATE: We’re starting planning for the 2014 Tenkara Summit. It will be held in Boulder, Colorado, September 27-28th, 2014. The main event will be held at the Millenium Hotel, a terrific location right on Boulder Creek, good fishing right there, and with a trout-viewing platform. Details are being worked out and will be unveiled in the next few months. Registrations will open in 2014.
2013 Tenkara Summit (PAST, to give you an idea of past schedule of events).
Registrations for day 1 still open, and walk-ins welcome ($25): http://www.tenkarausa.com/product_info.php/products_id/157
Day 1 (May 11):
Location: 1400 East Market Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
9AM – 9:45 Welcome remarks and presentation by Daniel
10:00-12:00 – Clinics, vendor tables, silent auction:
1) Fly Tying with Jason Klass, Loften Duprez, Misako Ishimura, John Geer
2) Casting with Daniel
3) Tenkara Knots
12:00-1:00 – Lunch, provided
1:00-1:20 - Video presentation by Daniel Galhardo, preview of upcoming DVD
1:30-2:15 – TU presentation, Seth Coffman
2:20-3:00 – Different techniques with a tenkara rod, Tom Sadler
3:00-3:50 – Tenkara in Virginia, and Local waters – Brian and Colby Trow
3:50-4:00 – Final remarks, directions to Day 2 by Daniel and Tom Sadler
6:00-10:00 – Skype with Japanese anglers on a stream, then Dinner/Band/Party
Day 2 (May 12):
10AM – 12PM free demos on the river at Riven Rock Park. Participants can stay past the time at the park.
12PM- 1PM there will be a lunch provided to participants who paid for the day 2 registration (now sold out)
1:00PM – 5PM paid participants will be guided to nearby waters to fish.
Holiday Inn Harrisonburg – 1400 East Market Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. We will be having an evening party at the hotel and encourage participants to stay at this hotel.
KOA Harrisonburg, about 10 minutes from town and is great for “comfort camping”. They allow trailers, have showers etc.: http://koa.com/campgrounds/harrisonburg/
Hone Quarry Campground, about 25 minutes from town, and in the National Forest. It is more primitive, but has picnic tables and toilets. Hone Quarry Campground - USDA Forest Service
WHERE TO FISH:
Mossy Creek’s webpage on streams that are great for fly fishing in the area. http://www.mossycreekflyfishing.com/streams/local-public-waters.aspx
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Website. Here people can purchase their fishing license. http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/licenses/