The Tenkara Cast with Daniel Galhardo is a podcast on tenkara, the Japanese method of fly-fishing that uses only a rod, line and fly. The Tenkara Cast episodes are about sharing the stories, techniques and philosophy and other information that will inspire you to keep your fly-fishing simple and explore the outdoors. The recording of the Tenkara Cast is supported by Tenkara USA, the first company to introduce tenkara outside of Japan.
Sharing the tenkara story™
Conversations: Manzanar Fishing Club
Many of us understand the sense of freedom provided by fishing. But, many of us will never understand how powerful that sense of freedom was for some. Daniel talks to filmmaker Cory Shiozaki about the dark chapter of concentration camps in the US, which incarcerated over a hundred thousand American citizens. One such concentration camp was Manzanar, in the Eastern Sierra. At Manzanar, some internees risked their lives to sneak out and go fishing, possibly tenkara, in the Eastern Sierra to get some respite, and a sense of freedom and dignity not allowed to them otherwise. Fishing always brings with it a glimmer of hope. But, it can also provide a sense of freedom, and dignity, as the story behind the Manzanar Fishing Club shows us.
Listen to their conversation to learn more about how human rights and fishing come together.
Learn more at https://www.tenkarausa.com/myportfolio/manzanar-fishing-club/
Destinations: Idaho with Chris Hunt
Chris Hunt is Trout Unlimited's National Digital Director and author of Catching Yellowstone's Wild Trout: A Fly-Fishing History and Guide as well as Fly Fishing Idaho's Secret Waters. In this episode Chris will guide you through Idaho's fly-fishing landscape inspiring you to search for your tenkara in its beautiful and diverse waters.
Chris is a tenkara angler, in fact one of the earliest adopters of tenkara in the US. From the South to North, East to West, Daniel and Chris talk about the ideal places for tenkara in Idaho and the fish you can catch there. From high desert landscape to the mountainous country of the Teton and Sawtooth, tenkara rods can be the ideal tool to travel and fish around the state.
For more information, and for links to the items mentioned in this article, please visit: https://www.tenkarausa.com/myportfolio/tenkara-idaho-with-chris-hunt
Conversation with Jason Klass and more
This time Daniel talks to Jason Klass, the prolific tenkara blogger behind Tenkara Talk. They talk about the 10 years of tenkara, discuss the use of the term "tenkara masters", and more.
After their conversation, Daniel also speaks his mind about our support and solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement. After all, our mission to improve our environment is only driven by the people who will enjoy it, and they must be alive and feel safe to enjoy the environment for which we work so hard for.
For more information, please visit: https://www.tenkarausa.com/myportfolio/tenkara-talk-with-jason-klass-2
How To Fish A Mountain Stream
Mountain streams are a beautiful refuge for anglers, and tenkara really shines in mountain stream above all other methods. Fishing mountain streams has its unique challenges, things to look for, and some techniques that can be handy to know. This episode covers all of that and more so you can make the most of your tenkara rod when you go fish mountain streams.
For more information visit: https://www.tenkarausa.com/myportfolio/fish-mountain-streams
Tenkara Q&A Part 2: Tenkara Lines, Tenkara Flies, and more
In over a decade in business we have received many questions on all aspects of tenkara. This is the first episode trying to cover as many questions as we could compile on tenkara lines, tenkara flies and more.
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Tenkara Q&A Part 1: Tenkara Rods
Through over a decade in business we have received many questions on all aspects of tenkara. This is the first episode trying to cover as many questions as we could compile on tenkara rods.
For more information visit: https://www.tenkarausa.com/myportfolio/questions-about-tenkara-rods
Customer ReviewsSee All
Very useable information, entertaining, interesting guests, Daniel is fantastic.
I really enjoy the caring towards people and the environment that he promotes.
Great job, I was thrilled to hear these podcasts are back after a short break.
Nice to have you back... or it was
A few months ago I wrote a review simply titled “Nice to have you back” in response to Daniel’s return to the podcast. I now question that, based solely on the interview with the obviously racist Jason Klass.
Having never heard of this individual before I thought the conversation would be about a new prospective of Tenkara. Sure enough it was a lesson in how some people are so blind and backward-thinking, they fail to see the good in anything. Even something as pure and simple as Tenkara.
What gives Klass the right to question the role/prominence of elders? So you’ve fished for 10 years and hiked a bunch, big deal, get over yourself. Try exploring the true cultural heritage of something before you criticize it. Try actually immersing yourself in the other (or any other) culture before you criticize it. Try having at least having some consideration for others and their historical precedent/considerations before you critique it.
This interview ruined this podcast for me. Having this obvious ethnocentrist on the show was a deal-breaker.
Keep them coming. Great Company and thanks for sharing your tips and tricks.