Since tenkara was introduced to the United States in 2009, it has become a rapidly growing trend, and many anglers have adapted the traditional Japanese techniques for waters in the United States. This comprehensive book covers the current state of tenkara—the best flies, the equipment, and essential techniques. It also tells the stories of the people who brought tenkara to America, and examines this eastern method’s place in the western sport-fishing world. Non-anglers and experts alike will find it fascinating, informative, and fun.
Morgan Lyle is the author of Simple Flies: 52 Easy-to-Tie Patterns That Catch Fish. He has written dozens of articles for American Angler, Fly Tyer, The Drake, Trout and other magazines, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times and Newsday. Morgan has written the On The Fly column for the New York Outdoor News since the paper's inception in 2004 and serves as the master of ceremonies for the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Morgan does most of his fishing in fresh and saltwater in New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.