Lance Milks is one of the first fly-fishing guides in the country to focus exclusively on tenkara guided trips.
“I have been practicing tenkara since its introduction to the United States. I have used the tenkara technique to fish all over the country, from California to New York. I reside in North Carolina and have found that tenkara is a wonderful way to fish in the blue ridge and smokey mountains. I have been guiding tenkara specific trips since the fall of 2010. I have found it to be a great way to introduce people to fly fishing and as a way for experienced fly fisherman to expand their knowledge of the history of sport of fly fishing.
I guide mostly in the northwest corner of North Carolina. I do backcountry day trips for those wanting a unique challenge that our tight NC streams can offer, and delayed harvest (catch and release stocked water) which we use as classrooms for people wanting to either learn how to fish tenkara or to hone a specific technique.