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Tenkara on the Madison River

Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies shows off his die-hard chops!
Craig is responsible for my current tenkara addition. And while I love my tenkara fishing as much as the next guy, this is true dedication.

You will get to see more of Craig’s fishing escapades. He noted in a recent blog post:

I just received word our 13 part series on The World Fishing Network comes out this Sept. The first show will be Yvon Chouinard and I on Spring Creek. The show run 52 weeks, 6 times per week., with 13 different fishing venues I will keep you posted with information on other shows, where and when and more so stay tuned!

Will keep you posted.

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  1. Wow… I never would have thought to take the Tenkara on such big water, given the chance that I might actually hit a big bruiser and watch as my Tenkara rod splintered… BUT… with no guides to ice up (duh!), I am beginning to think my Henry’s Fork trip in a few weeks will see the Tenkara in my back pocket. Why not, right?

  2. Tom Sadler says:

    Craig has got the tenkara deal dialed in! Tenkara rods are very flexible at the tip so they protect the light tippet. As you see Craig moves that ‘bow to a place where he can land it carefully. In big water and with big fish I would have to use a net. I am not as skilled as Craig.

  3. Those shows….that’s alot of fishing. Lucky dog. 🙂 Nice video, btw. Sure looks cold as heck, though. brrrrrr….

  4. Tom Sadler says:

    Owl, Craig is one hardy dude! Read his blog for more of his adventures, http://www.blue-ribbon-flies.com/blog/

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