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Spring Creek Tenkara

I am an inveterate mountain trout stream angler, always was, always will be. I love the intimacy of a small pool and run watercourse. And the brook trout that inhabit them are nature’s living jewels. Mountain streams are custom made for tenkara.

On the other hand…Big fish taking big flies on spring creeks is pretty hard to beat!

Tenkara and spring creeks are made for each other

Mossy Creek, south of Bridgewater, VA.

Tenkara USA Ito

 Our preferred rod is Tenkara USA’s Ito. The ability to zoom it out for added reach is big advantage.

A Mossy Creek brown fell to a size 8 PMX

Another Mossy brown at twilight

Another Mossy brown learns a tenkara lesson…

Mossy Creek Fly Shop owner Colby Trow with a nice ‘bow.

Want to join the fun?

If you want to give spring creek tenkara a try, book a guided tenkara trip at Mossy Creek Fly Fishing.

We will be fishing big drys and terrestrials all summer.

Don’t miss out, give us a call at 540.434.2444 or drop us a line at store@mossycreekflyfishing.com and book a trip!


  1. Chris "Kiwi" Kuhlow says:

    Brook trout…”Nature’s Living Jewels”  I couldn’t agree more. 

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