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Tenkara Summit 2017

September 16 - September 17

| COST TBD

Registrations will open at the end of June. Cost is to be determined based on what we figure out for lunch options, but will likely be $30

The Tenkara Summit is our gathering of the tenkara community with the purpose of sharing knowledge about tenkara and for the community to meet and fish together. It is also a great opportunity to visit and fish in one of the prime mountain stream areas of the United States.
Our 6th Annual Tenkara Summit will take place in Estes Park, Colorado on September 16 and 17th. This is one of the most beautiful times of year to visit Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. The fishing is absolutely great, water levels are good, thunderstorms are less common, trout will eat on the surface and below, and the elk roam in their rutting season. This Tenkara Summit is shaping up to be the largest and coolest so far.

SCHEDULE

Saturday
9am – 12 pm: Presentations
12pm – 3 pm: Lunch, fly-tying, rigging and casting clinics, and vendors
3pm -5:00pm: Presentations
5:00-7:00pm: go fish/break
7pm – 10pm: Tenkara social/fly-tying gathering, location to be determined

Sunday
Sunday is fishing day! Meet people the day before and go fish a variety of streams in the town, in the Park or other places.

PRESENTATIONS

30-45 minute presentations including the following speakers:
Daniel Galhardo, Tenkara USA founder will be signing books and doing a short talk about tenkara
Dr. Hisao Ishigaki will be coming from Japan especially for this event
Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, will talk about his approach to tenkara and conservation
Jason Klass will be presenting on tenkara techniques
Adam Trahan will be speaking about Accuracy Casting to improve Tenkara Catch Rate
Matt Sment will cover some tips for tenkara fishing
Steve Schweitzer on fishing the local waters, also with his guide books to Rocky Mountain National Park and Indian Peaks Wilderness

VENDORS

The Tenkara Summit is not a big sales event, but we have invited a few vendors to participate. Tenkara USA will have a booth with Summit merchandise and a small amount of product available in case you need a rod.
List of confirmed vendors to be announced soon.

LODGING

There are several options for lodging in Estes Park close to the event center.
The event will take place at the Estes Park Event Center, on 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park, CO 80517. Here is a map with hotels in the area. We don’t currently have a specific suggestion.

IMAGE RELEASE DISCLAIMER

IMAGE RELEASE: THE TENKARA SUMMIT WILL BE DOCUMENTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO AND AUDIO. BY ATTENDING THE TENKARA SUMMIT, HOSTED BY TENKARA USA, YOU CONSENT TO IMAGES OF YOU AND YOUR LIKENESS AS WELL AS VIDEOS WITH YOU AND RECORDINGS OF YOUR VOICE TO BE USED IN ANY AND ALL MEDIA BY TENKARA LLC AND TENKARA USA FOR ANY PURPOSE AND WITHOUT COMPENSATION. YOU RELEASE TENKARA LLC. AND TENKARA USA AS WELL AS ITS MEDIA PARTNERS FROM ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER.


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What to bring

• Colorado fishing license – get your Colorado fishing license here
• Tenkara fishing gear (we’ll have some available for sale, but recommend getting a rod ahead of time here to ensure availability).
• Polarized sunglasses
• SPF30+ Sunscreen.
• Sun Protection: Hat. Buff, etc.
• Water Bottle: Staying hydrated is essential! You’ll find that you need to drink a lot more water than normal at higher altitudes.
• Layers: Windbreaker, Fleece, etc. – weather is super nice at this time of year, but it will be cool in the evenings and temperature could be low during the day too. Thunderstorms are always possible.
• Camera

Where to fish


Where to eat

On Saturday we will be having lunch options at the Summit location, but for Saturday dinner and other times you are int town, here are some options:

Coffee shops:
Inkwell & Brew
150 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

Ravens Roast Coffee Lounge
157 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

SummitView Coffee
865 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

Coffee on the Rocks
510 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

Breakfast Spots:
Donut Haus
342 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

Mountain Home Café
457 E Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

Mountain Strong
361 S Saint Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

Notchtop Bakery & Café
459 E Wonder View Ave, Ste 4, Estes Park, CO 80517

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Details

Start:
September 16
End:
September 17
Cost:
COST TBD
Event Category:

Organizer

Tenkara USA
Phone:
888-483-6527
Website:
www.tenkarausa.com

Venue

Estes Park Event Center
1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park, CO 80517 United States
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Phone:
(970) 586-6104
Website:
http://www.estesparkeventscomplex.com/event-center.html

6 Responses to Tenkara Summit 2017

  1. Wendy-Lynn Christiansen says:

    Can’t wait to attend!

  2. Tyrone Espinoza says:

    Hello! How may I obtain information about being a potential vendor for the 2017 Tenkara Summit? I’m a small independent business located in Sacramento CA that makes handcrafted hiking/wading staffs. My product can be viewed on Etsy.com and search: TyRoam

    I’m also an avid fly fishing and Tenkara angler.

    Thank you,

    Tyrone Espinoza (aka: TyRoam Handcrafted Hiking & Wading Staffs)

  3. Cyndie Saffell says:

    So excited to see what’s new in the world of Tenkara !

  4. Jeff Abramson says:

    Is there more info on the presentation and event schedule yet?

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