Update 11/26: Mossy Creek Fly Fishing and Tenkara USA continue to talk and nail down more specific details about the 2013 Tenkara Summit. We’ll have the exact location for Day 1 figured out on our next call on December 14th. Day 2 will be held at a neat day-use area on the Dry River, with optional afternoon trips to several streams in the area. We have established that there will be a $25 fee for day one, which will include lunch and entertainment in the evening. Following the last Summit’s format, Day 2 will consiste of free demos and get together in the morning, with optional guided trips in the afternoon which will cost $75 (includes lunch).
SAVE THE DATE:
TENKARA SUMMIT 2013
May 11 – 12
More details to be announced and registrations to open soon.
Based on numerous requests and the very active tenkara community around the Appalachians, the 3rd Tenkara Summit will be held in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Harrisonburg is likely the most central location for the tenkara community on the East coast and it boasts of hundreds of miles of tenkara-perfect waters all around it. Tenkara USA will be counting on the support of Mossy Creek Fly Fishing, a current Tenkara USA dealer and one of our most passionate advocates, for hosting this event.
As always, the purpose of the Tenkara Summit is to bring together tenkara anglers and to share knowledge about the Japanese method of fly-fishing known as tenkara. While we may make tenkara gear available for sale for the convenience of those attending, the Tenkara Summit is generally a non-commercial event.
Following this year’s format, this will be a 2-day event, with the first day being mostly indoors with presentations, tenkara fly-tying, demonstrations, videos, music and more. Day 2 will be held outside in the mountains just outside of Harrisonburg (about 20 minutes drive), with demos and fishing. Those wanting to stay around a bit longer will have access to lots of water to keep them busy for several days. We will be charging a reasonable attendance/lunch fee to reserve spots for this event.
More details to come soon. Meanwhile mark your calendars, the Tenkara Summit will be happening again.