The third annual Tenkara Summit is just a couple of days away now! We hope to see you there this weekend. Here’s an overview of the event, and some FAQs:
Day 1 (May 11):
Walk-ins welcome! $25 fee includes lunch
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
1) Mossy Creek (TUSA rods/lines/etc; waders, etc)
2) Tenkara USA (event T-shirts and showing rods)
3) Zimmerbuilt (packs)
1) Kevin Kelleher and Misako Ishimura
2) Dave Dirks
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 (sold out)
Q. What should I bring?
A. For day 1, you do not need to bring anything. We’ll just look forward to your presence and participation. For day 2, which will be held outside, we recommend bringing sunscreen and appropriate clothing. We also recommend bringing your own tenkara equipment to ensure we have enough gear for everyone and can give you tips on using your own equipment. If you’re participating in the guided portion, waders and wading boots are recommended but not required. Keep an eye on the weather, there is a chance of rain – Weather Forecast.
Q. Will equipment be available for sale?
A. Yes. Mossy Creek will have a stock of tenkara and other fishing gear (e.g. waders) available. However, there is no guarantee of availability. We recommend bringing your own.
Q. Will there be event t-shirts available?
A. Yes. We have made a limited run of t-shirts with the artwork designed by Anthony naples and will be making that available at the summit. Shirts will cost $25.
Q. Can I still register?
A. For day 1 you can still register here, and walk-ins are welcome. There is a $25 fee, which includes lunch. Unfortunately we are completely sold out for the guided portion of day 2.
Q. What flies should I bring?
A. That depends on your philosophy when it comes to flies. I was there last year to teach a class, was told that I should use specific patterns but did very well with the Ishigaki kebari. Here is a post on fishing there, and here is a video shot at Mossy Creek.