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Your guides to everything tenkara


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Your guides to everything tenkara


 

about us

Tenkara Guides LLC is the first fixed line fly fishing guide company in the western hemisphere.  At Tenkara Guides, we provide a first rate guided experience using unique, effective, easy to learn methods of tenkara based fly fishing. Our professional guides will design a unique trip customized to your schedule, level of experience, and craving for adventure.

Looking for the best tenkara learning experience outside of Japan?  The 2016 Oni Tenkara School is proud to have master-angler, Masami Sakakibara, aka Tenkara no-Oni, return for a three day long intensive course.

 
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Oni Tenkara School


Master angler Masami “Tenkara No Oni” Sakakibara travels to the United States to teach his famous Oni Tenkara in a three day course to a limited number of students.

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Oni Tenkara School


Master angler Masami “Tenkara No Oni” Sakakibara travels to the United States to teach his famous Oni Tenkara in a three day course to a limited number of students.

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The Guides


The most experienced tenkara guides outside of Japan

The Guides


The most experienced tenkara guides outside of Japan

ERiK Ostrander

ERiK loves to fish, and if he wasn’t married he’d fish seven days a week. He began using Western fly fishing techniques for trout, but fell in love with the simplicity and effectiveness of Tenkara. ERiK is a guide who enjoys exploring new rivers and applying fly fishing techniques from around the world to Tenkara and the waters of Utah.  Passion for fishing, guiding, and teaching Tenkara defines ERiK.

“He was excellent in his guide persona; it was like fishing with a good friend.”

JOhn Vetterli

John grew up in the high mountains of Park City, Utah and has been fly fishing the mountain streams of Utah since early childhood. He has been developing a new form of fishing he calls “Urban Fly Fishing”. There are waterways in almost every urban environment that hold healthy thriving fish. John is using Tenkara techniques to discover unknown fisheries in the most unlikely places. He believes you can fly fish in almost any city in North America a few minutes travel from where you live or work and Tenkara is the perfect tool.

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Rob Worthing

Rob has had a fishing rod in hand for over 20 years. An avid angler, world traveler, backpacker, and wilderness medical professional, he enjoys going off the beaten path to find the best fly fishing possible. He is passionate about fishing Tenkara in remote mountain streams. In addition, Rob takes great pride in combining techniques learned while fishing six continents and four oceans to create hybrid fixed line fly fishing styles that simply catch fish.