Noooo, 'fraid not. I still have mine.
Just before TFForum closed you had a friend you believed was hot to buy one. I offered that maybe we could make a deal, have him email me, but I never heard from the guy.
I sold a soyokaze to somebody - don’t remember who though
I had a theory about a certain place, and it exceeded my expectations. Many good-sized brookies today.
That fish is beautiful. Maybe I can get invited back to Söderbärke someday…
Söderbärke isn’t far from here. My door is open to everyone, plenty of space.
You’ve been fishing in the Dolomites recently?
Absolutely lovely part of the world.
Those two pics were from last year, but JP and Vito went back this year too. I’m hopefully going next summer again.
Fantastic photos Paul, thanks for sharing.
The Dolomites seems great, on the bucket list for sure, a long with the Pyrenees.
Not fair, Paul: I was trying to get some writing done and then I saw your photos and now all I can think about is fishing.
The Dolomites are amazing — I’ve never fished there but I’ve done some good snowboarding and a lot of eating there. The restaurants are incredible.
There is a small chance that we (me and JP) will be able to run a tenkara onstream seminar event there next year with some special Japanese guest instructors. I really hope that one comes off as the food, people, rivers, scenery and more are just stunning. The rivers, structurally, have quite a Japanese flavour while still being unique to their local geography and culture.
Keeping everything crossed.
Those pics are sick…just beautiful.
There’s a few more from the Dolomites in the Spring Tenkara Angler issue from earlier this year (on p92):
Did a tenkara demo yesterday at a “World Rivers Day” event in Grantham…Had a little casting demo area roped off in a nice park next to a river where habitat restoration works had been done (shared with the excellent Peter Arfield who was doing western casting demos).
Although a couple of trout were spotted, these always got spooked by members of the public before I could do a fishing demo targeting them. But I did manage to find some willing chub and dace to show a few fly manipulations to.
Thanks to Tom Cull for the photos below: