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World Trout

On November 12, 2009
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Tenkara USA joined the World Trout initiative

To raise funds for the conservation of wild trout and their habitat, Tenkara USA designed exclusive t-shirts featuring the stunning watercolor painting of the Yamame (Japanese landlocked Cherry Salmon) by renowned angler, artist and author James Prosek.

$5.00 from the sale of each shirt will be donated directly to grassroots organizations devoted to preserving wild trout and their habitat. To purchase the shirts, simply visit the Tenkara USA-World Trout page

Yamame World Trout shirt

Tenkara is primarily a small-stream method of fly-fishing, and simplicity is its main appeal, however caring for small stream habitats is far from simple. Tenkara USA will focus on contributing to the individuals and groups that work on the preservation of the often-overlooked and sometimes -forgotten small streams of the world and the trout that reside in them. Small streams are an integral part of healthy ecosystems; these are often the sources of the water and life that feeds larger rivers and provide habitat to a diverse animal population, and are also spawning grounds to many species of fish.

“Preserving these small-streams, and the wild trout that reside in them, is a very important task but one that is not quite so simple to achieve ”, says Daniel W. Galhardo, founder of Tenkara USA, “these are often the playgrounds of recreational anglers, and backpackers seeking solitude, but are often subject to degradation by mining, deforestation and general abuse, and  they receive little attention from the public and the media, so we hope to bring more resources and attention to them”.

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