Nagara River and Gujo Rod's World [ 長良川と郡上竿の世界] blog - new website

Over the life of this forum, and under different topics - links have have been made to a Japanese blog -
郡上のテンカラ竿 ( 釣り ) - 長良川と郡上竿の世界
[ Gujo Tenkara Rod (Fishing)- Nagara River and Gujo Rod’s World] -

That had a wonderfel series of blog post about historic rods, lines, hook, kebari, fishing methods, culture, etc. Todoroki-san also frequently references information from that website.

Formerly it was on a yahoo server, you may recognize part of the URL - fk3yi8anpontan/ .
But I just discovered if I click on the old web address, found in an internet search-- I am taken to a Yahoo information page that states the blog was closed at the end of Dec 15, 2019.
http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/fk3yi8anpontan/

While I could be mistaken - It appears the owner of that blog has moved to an ameblo server
New blog name ;

長良川と郡上竿の世界 ディープな世界にようこそ
Nagara River and Gujo Rod’s World Welcome to the deep world

New website , but notice it still retains fk3yi8anpontan/ in the URL :

https://ameblo.jp/fk3yi8anpontan/

The content from the former blog location appears to have been transferred to the new blog server, (though I did see a few lost images), as can be seen in this May 2019 blog entry:
郡上竿でテンカラ釣り Tenkara fishing with Gujo rod

https://ameblo.jp/fk3yi8anpontan/entry-12507764023.html

Internet searches will still turn up links to the old blog address on Yahoo, but the same content appears to be available on the new server. I probably never noticed it before because when I saw an image that looked like it might be from that blog, I never looked at the server name, I only looked at the " fk3yi8anpontan/ " part of the URL to recognize what blog it was. Anyway, that author frequent uploads a series of post on fun topics, if you like that sort of thing. And I see Todoroki-san and Mangetu-san, both members of this forum, are linked to on the blog.

Mangetu’s blog - if you haven’t see it before, it seems fairly new, not a lot entries thus far, and I haven’t yet quite figured out the best way to navigate it, here is one entry from a few days ago :

https://ameblo.jp/mangetu398/entry-12579591255.html

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https://ameblo.jp/fk3yi8anpontan/ I have moved

https://ameblo.jp/fk3yi8anpontan/entrylist.html

Digitally translated https://ameblo.jp/fk3yi8anpontan/entrylist-2.html

「鱒竿」`masu sao’ "Trout rod"
ほとんど知られていない竿として「鱒竿」がある。
There is a “Masusao” as a rod which little is known.

`masu sao’ Episode One

古いテンカラ竿, Furui Tenkara sao, Old Tenkara rods:

https://ameblo.jp/fk3yi8anpontan/ Old tenkara rods

魚心毛鉤, Uogokoro kebari, Fish heart kebari :
By 鈴木魚心 Suzuki Uogokoro, aka real name - 鈴木寅五郎, Suzuki Toragorō.

https://ameblo.jp/fk3yi8anpontan/ Fish heart fly (kebari)

例えば、これはゼンマイ胴の伝統毛鉤で有名な日光ゴロッチョ毛鉤である。
For example, this is a tradition fly of the spring (zenmai) body It is the famous Nikko Gorokcho (Goro butterfly?) fly (kebari).

余談ではあるが・・・
長い間、この鈴木魚心は漫画「釣りキチ三平」出てくる「魚紳さん」こと鮎川魚紳のモデルだという噂があった。
As an aside, …
For a long time, there were rumors that this Suzuki Toragorō was a model of Ayukawagyoshin-san, a fisherman from the manga cartoon " Tsurikichi Sanpei ".

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Thank you for introducing my friends

In that case, I might also introduce two more friends. Sakura and Maru.

https://kebariandfly.wordpress.com/2018/12/24/portrait-of-a-fishing-dog/

However, I do hope that Sakura and Maru are still with you. :grin: But the translation was just enough off that I got the impression perhaps they have both now passed away. If that is the case, my apology for introducing sad memory. :cry: About the only faults dogs have is they do not out live us.

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