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The Tenkara Guide Network™ is a directory of tenkara guides and instructors who use tenkara as their preferred method of fishing. The intent of the network is to put our customers in touch with guides knowledgable and experienced in the tenkara. If you are a fly-fishing guide interested in joining the network, read this.

 


  • Dakota Angler and Outfitter-South Dakota dakotaguide

    Dakota Angler and Outfitter-South Dakota

    Dakota Angler & Outfitter has been offering tenkara focused fishing trips since 2014. We love sharing tenkara techniques with anglers new to the sport as well as...

  • Living Waters Outfitters – Texas livingwatersguide

    Living Waters Outfitters – Texas

    Living Waters Fly Fishing is Round Rock’s only full service fly shop and was the first Tenkara USA dealer in Texas. In addition to waders, boots, packs, and fly tying...

  • RIGS – Colorado RIGS fly fishing and tenkara guide service Colorado

    RIGS – Colorado

    RIGS was the first Tenkara USA dealer and Tenkara USA Certified Guide Service in Colorado. Our tenkara guides specialize in fishing the high country waters in...

  • Rory Glennie – BC, Canada R.E. Glennie mugshot-1 (1)

    Rory Glennie – BC, Canada

    Rory Glennie is a member of Fly Fishing Team Canada and has represented the country at two World Fly Fishing Championships; in North Wales, UK and in Jackson Hole,...

  • Michele White – Colorado grayscale

    Michele White – Colorado

    Michele is the owner of Tumbling Trout. She is a retired geologist and a published author (under the name Michele Murray). She’s been float fishing in a dory for...

  • Jeff Gottfried – Oregon screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-10-05-02-am

    Jeff Gottfried – Oregon

    Jeffry Gottfried, co-founder and executive director of non-profit, Educational Recreational Adventures has been fly fishing for 46 years and fishing primarily tenkara...

  • Eric Phannenstiel – Colorado Tenkara - Eric P

    Eric Phannenstiel – Colorado

    Eric is a ski guide turned fishing guide, and has lived in Vail for the past 25 years. He is passionate about sharing his local waters and teaching tenkara. When Eric is...

  • Mike Willis – California Mike Willis TGN pic

    Mike Willis – California

    Mike has been fishing tenkara since 2013 and is a tenkara guide in northern California. Mike guides all over northern California including The American River and its...

  • Dan Pierce – Maine Dan Pierce

    Dan Pierce – Maine

    Dan Pierce is the first registered Maine fishing guide to guide exclusively tenkara. He specializes in group and one on one instruction of tenkara techniques as well as...

  • Jen Hansen – Colorado Jen-TenkaraGuide

    Jen Hansen – Colorado

    Jen Hansen is addicted to fly-fishing. She focuses on Tenkara micro-adventures and is anxious to share her passion and love for fly fishing with you. Depending on what...

  • Patrick Jaeger – California Patrick

    Patrick Jaeger – California

    Pat Jaeger has fished and explored the Eastern Sierra for over 30 years. He is part-owner of the Trout Fly in Mammoth Lakes and owner / operator of Eastern Sierra Guide...

  • Tim Hill – Colorado OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    Tim Hill – Colorado

    Tim Hill is the owner and head guide at Colorado Fly Fishing Guides at the top of the Rockies in Leadville CO. He is a native of Colorado and has been in the Leadville...

  • Rob Lepczyk – Maryland Rob Lepczyk Tenkara Guide in Maryland

    Rob Lepczyk – Maryland

    One of the first tenkara guides in Maryland, Rob Lepczyk is a Certified Tenkara Guide and guides primarily on the Gunpowder Falls and its tributaries.Rob is a well-known...

  • Ryan Jordan – Montana tenkara guide ryan jordan montana

    Ryan Jordan – Montana

    Ryan Jordan was the first state-licensed tenkara guide in the western United States. Ryan is a licensed fly fishing guide in the State of Montana, and the only Montana...

  • John Miko – North Carolina Tenkara Guides John Miko

    John Miko – North Carolina

    John Miko is part of a growing number of tenkara guides North Carolina has available. He’s fallen in love with the fun and simplicity of tenkara style fly fishing...

  • Allen Seagraves – Colorado Tenkara Guides - Allen Seagraves

    Allen Seagraves – Colorado

    Allen Seagraves has been an avid promoter of tenkara in the Boulder area of Colorado. He decided to become one of a growing number of tenkara guides in the state and has...

  • Rob Woodruff – Oklahoma and Texas Tenkara Guides in Texas Rob Woodruff

    Rob Woodruff – Oklahoma and Texas

    Rob Woodruff is one of the first tenkara guides in Southeastern Oklahoma and Northeast Texas. He has been an avid fly fisherman since the age of ten and began guiding...

  • Dave Dirks – New York Tenkara guides in New York Dave Dirks

    Dave Dirks – New York

    Dave was stung with the Tenkara bug in 2009 and has enjoyed catching trout on his favorite Catskill trout streams ever since. Dave is a licensed NYS professional fishing...

  • Graham Moran – Colorado Graham Moran Tenkara Grasshopper

    Graham Moran – Colorado

    Graham Moran has been fishing tenkara for almost five years and is a certified Tenkara Guide in Colorado. He started guiding for Colorado Skies Outfitters and now also...

  • Steve Conrad – Colorado Tenkara guides Steve Conrad

    Steve Conrad – Colorado

    Steve Conrad is part of a growing number of Certified Tenkara Guides, fly fishing guides who use tenkara as their preferred method of fishing. He guides in and around...

  • Chris Hendriks – Norway Chris Hendriks Tenkara Guide in Norway

    Chris Hendriks – Norway

    Chris Hendriks is one of the first international certified Tenkara Guides, and the main resource on tenkara in Norway. From Chris: My philosophy about Tenkara I want to...

  • Yvon Zill – France Yvon Zill Tenkara Guide France

    Yvon Zill – France

    Yvon Zill is one of the first tenkara guides in France is certified by Tenkara USA. He has been a very active tenkara instructor and guide in the Basque region. Since...

  • Vito Rubino – Italy Vito Rubino tenkara guide in Italy

    Vito Rubino – Italy

    Vito Rubino is the first certified tenkara guide in Italy. He guides and holds events and clinics in many parts of Italy, but primarily in central/southern Italy, around...

  • Jim Mitchell – Montana Tenkara Guide, Montana Jim Mitchel

    Jim Mitchell – Montana

    Certified Tenkara Guide Jim Mitchell guides in the Hamilton area of Montana primarily on the Bitterroot river system. From Jim “I am a second generation outfitter...

  • Lance Milks – North Carolina Lance Milks tenkara guide in North Carolina

    Lance Milks – North Carolina

    Lance Milks is one of the first fly-fishing guides in the country to focus exclusively on tenkara guided trips. From Lance: “I have been practicing tenkara since...

  • Bob Ivins – North Carolina Bob Ivins Tenkara

    Bob Ivins – North Carolina

    Bob Ivins is a tenkara guide in North Carolina. “I come from thirty years of salt and fresh water fly fishing. Three years ago a client booked a trip for a couple...

  • Mike Warren – Wisconsin Mike Warren tenkara guide in Wisconsin

    Mike Warren – Wisconsin

    Mike Warren is a tenkara guide in the Driftless Area of South Western Wisconsin, and small streams of southern LaCrosse, northern Vernon and western Monroe counties....

  • Phil Sheridan – United Kingdom Phil Sheridan tenkara

    Phil Sheridan – United Kingdom

    As a Certified Tenkara USA Guide Phil Sheridan offers professional instruction, guiding, and presentations on all aspects of tenkara based in the heart of Yorkshire and...


Disclosures and Terms
While Tenkara USA will try to ensure only tenkara guides with credentials and the proper licenses, documentations and insurance are part of the network, we do not take responsibility for the services provided by the guides in the Tenkara Guide Network. Tenkara USA is not a guiding outfitter. Tenkara USA is not liable for the services provided by guides in the Tenkara Guide Network nor the Certified Tenkara Guides that are part of the network. The certification is simply our way to indicate the guide has a good understanding of traditional tenkara. It’s not our goal we do not endorse nor underwrite guides.The Tenkara Guide Network is a trademark by Tenkara USA. Tenkara USA reserves the right to refuse or recall participation in this directory at any time.


Become a part of the Tenkara Guide Network:


While we can vouch that every guide in the Tenkara Network is committed to tenkara and has a great understanding of the method, we have also started a certification program for more in-depth endorsement of guides in the network. Certified Tenkara Guides have been certified in person and have shown a great understanding and commitment to tenkara’s history and philosophy as well as techniques and skills used in tenkara. However, this is a very small part of our program, since each certification is conducted in person we are not able to certify every guide in the network. We are working on ways to make that happen in the future.