2014 Tenkara Summit.
The Tenkara Summit 2014 will be held in Boulder, Colorado, September 27 and 28th, 2014. September 27th will be an organized day, with presentations and clinics held at the Millenium Hotel in Boulder. On the 28th tenkara anglers from all over the world will be fishing on their own around Boulder, or joining clinics/tours we’re starting to organize, such as a TENKARA+ climbing/rappelling clinic, biking or SUP clinics.
Day 1: Presentations and clinics held at the Millenium hotel grounds, a terrific location right on Boulder Creek. This area is the ideal location for our annual event, with good fishing right there at the hotel and a beautiful trout-viewing platform.
HIGHLIGHTS: presentation and demonstration by tenkara master Dr. Hisao Ishigaki, clinics on tenkara fly tying, beer by Upslope brewery, ”Tenkara Magic” performed by Dennis Vander Howen, and a band to close the evening.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (as of 08/15):
9:000-9:20: Welcome remarks by Daniel Galhardo
9:20-10:00: Presentation by Dr. Hisao Ishigaki who is flying from Japan for the event
10:00-10:30: Presentation TBD
10:30-2:oo: Vendors, tenkara fly-tying, casting and techniques demos and clinics. Lunch. Beer provided by Upslope brewery. Hang out. We will have a few select vendors, some evening entertainment, and
2:00-2:30: “Tenkara Magic” performed by Dennis Vander Howen.
2:30-3:00: Presentation by Trout Unlimited
3:15-4:00: Fishing around Boulder and Rocky Mountain National Park by Rocky Mountain Anglers and Steve Schweitzer.
4:00: Hang out or go fishing in town
7:00pm: Evening music entertainment provided at Millenium Hotel
Day 2: Open fishing, no registration required. We’ll be fishing and encouraging people to fish at Boulder Creek. We’re also starting to plan clinics with the theme TENKARA+, where you may be able to join a group for a TENKARA+ Climbing and TENKARA+ Biking.
Millenium Harvest Hotel, Boulder
CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE RESERVATIONS WITH GROUP RATE (available for anytime between September 25 and 28th)
While there are multiple other options in town where you can stay, we’d like to encourage guests to stay at the Millenium Hotel as we’ll have after-hours entertainment, it is a great location, and it will help us with the costs of the event.
If you’d like to reserve a room for dates outside September 25-28, please call 303-998-3830 and say you’re coming for the Tenkara Summit.
WHERE TO FISH:
Boulder Creek runs right through town and up Boulder Canyon with several miles of excellent fishing and great access. 10 minutes south of town there is South Boulder Creek, which goes up into Eldorado Canyon State Park. South Boulder Creek can also be accessed by going up Flagstaff road to Walker Ranch and other areas. 30 minutes North of Boulder visitors can access multiple forks of the St. Vrain river, all with great fishing and easy access. And, 1 hour away there is Estes Park with the Big Thompson, and Rocky Mountain National Park with a variety of streams.
Visitors will need a valid fishing license. These may be purchased here:https://www2.co.wildlifelicense.com/start.php
GUIDES TO HIRE:
If you’re looking for guides in the area to hire before or after the event, please take a look here for tenkara guides in Colorado.
There are not many camping options near Boulder, unfortunately most camping areas, and National forest are at least 30 minutes away. Here are some camping options we were able to find:
1) RV camping
2) Golden Gate Canyon (30 minutes South): http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/GoldenGateCanyon/Pages/Camping.aspx
3) Dispersed camping west of Boulder: http://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/arp/recreation/camping-cabins/?recid=28024&actid=34
Here’s a story the website Your Boulder just ran on camping around Boulder: http://yourboulder.com/boulder-camping/