A few Gems from East Sleep Fish

(David Walker) #1

For the poets, a bit of English Haiku

http://eat-sleep-fish.co.uk/content/2016/04/fishing-haiku

Paul & John’s Excellent Adventure to the Japanese Alps
http://eat-sleep-fish.co.uk/content/2016/01/tenkara-japanese-alps

Ben Lupton’s variation on the UKB, Utah Killer Bug
http://eat-sleep-fish.co.uk/content/2015/10/simple-oh-so-effective

If you’ve read Discover Tenkara’s Guide to Kebari selections, sometimes the color matters, and sometimes size matters. Here’s Kieth Passant’s opinion on size selection
http://eat-sleep-fish.co.uk/content/2015/08/size-matters

The Fly Tidy - a cool portable tying desk. But, I’ve not found it available from a US supplier
http://eat-sleep-fish.co.uk/content/2014/01/fly-tidy

It’s sometimes interesting to look at the Tenkara instruction posted by the various advocates a few years in the past, and ponder - what would they say today that is different from what they said then, or what opinions would remain the same? I know my understanding has changed, and today I would describe several things, about casting or technique, differently today. Here’s a few E-S-F post from Paul & John , The Discover Tenakra Guys

Casting and Fly Manipulation
http://eat-sleep-fish.co.uk/content/2013/01/discover-tenkara

The last pictured Kebari looks a lot like the one I posted about on the T-Fisher Forum, that I had found in a Keiryu Magazine article, written by Yoshida-san, an article about the kebari in a book written by a now deceased Tenkara master and author whose name I don’t now recall. The Japanese descriptive name for the kebari translated something like - Peacock Stop. Though I’m pretty sure that was an incorrect translation. What ever the case, I tied a couple of them, and the fish liked them well enough.
http://eat-sleep-fish.co.uk/content/2012/12/anatomy-tenkara-fly

The One Fly approach, I think the opinion expressed here has changed a little today. I like the middle kebari, and have had success with similar kebari, sometimes tied in different colors.
http://eat-sleep-fish.co.uk/content/2012/11/discovering-tenkara

A lot of the same History of Tenkara information that was on the Discover Tenkara website before it was hacked, and the information lost. I think. Or maybe it has survived on the new format
http://eat-sleep-fish.co.uk/content/2012/10/history-and-tradition

Getting Started with Tenkara, how would this advice change today? The basics the same, but maybe some of the rest would be explained a bit differently

http://eat-sleep-fish.co.uk/content/2012/09/discovering-tenkara

http://eat-sleep-fish.co.uk/content/2012/08/discovering-tenkara

The E-S-F Issue Archive Index Page - I have also posted this link in the On Line Resources Thread.
http://eat-sleep-fish.co.uk/issues/archive

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(Alton Farris ) #2

Great website

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(Peder) #3

I totally agree. Great writing and often lots of fun articles; even if you don’t live in the UK.

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