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The Tenkara Grasshopper Hansha Podcast is about tenkara and fly fishing. I will be covering many topics relevant to tenkara, from gear to kebari fly patterns. I will also have guests joining me to discuss the wonderful world of tenkara.

Tenkara Grasshopper Hansha Podcast Graham Moran

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The Tenkara Grasshopper Hansha Podcast is about tenkara and fly fishing. I will be covering many topics relevant to tenkara, from gear to kebari fly patterns. I will also have guests joining me to discuss the wonderful world of tenkara.

    Tenkara Hansha Episode 4 with Karel Lansky

    Tenkara Hansha Episode 4 with Karel Lansky

    Welcome to the newest Tenkara Hansha Episode 4 with Karel Lansky. Karel is the mind behind TenkaraOnTheFly.

    I was lucky enough to spend a few days running around Rocky Mountain National Park tenkara fishing with him. It was a great time and many fish were caught during these adventures.

    Karel and I have a long history with tenkara in Colorado. This trip was just an extension of this history. During the time that we have known each other, we have had some pretty amazing trips. These most recent days of fishing tenkara only added to the file of stories we can share.

    Shortly after returning from Rocky Mountain National Park, I was lucky enough to have Karel sit down with me and record this episode of the Tenkara Hansha Podcast. It is always fun chatting with him, especially after fishing so many days with him during his visit to Colorado.

    Check out the site here Tenkara On The Fly by Karel Lansky

    If you enjoyed the Tenkara Hansha Podcast Episode 4 with Karel Lansky please leave a comment on this post. I would also ask that you give the Tenkara Hansha Podcast a great review on your selected podcast service. I would greatly appreciate any and all shares of this episode of the Tenkara Hansha Podcast on your social media channel of choice.

    Visit the Tenkara Hansha Podcast page to check out the other episodes. I will be adding additional episodes soon. Keep your eyes and ears open.

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    • 21 min
    Tenkara Hansha Episode 3

    Tenkara Hansha Episode 3

    I just read one of the most amazing books on fly fishing, The Reel Sisters by Michelle Cummings. It hit me like a ton of bricks. All in a good way and I wanted to share with you my feelings about this wonderful story.

    The Reel Sisters Review

    The story follows five women who are part of a group known as the Reel Sisters. Each character represents a part of a fly fishing rig. As a fly fishing angler myself this story struck home in more than a few ways.

    What happens when a naked girl is swept downriver and is rescued by a group of women fly anglers? The Reel Sisters is that story. Yet this is not just a story about women fly fishing, this is a story about life. It doesn’t matter whether you are female or male. We have all experienced some of what these women have gone through.

    Following the five protagonists on their adventures as anglers, the reader comes to recognize how each one fits into a full fishing rig. The women in the book prove that fly fishing has no barriers when it comes to age, sex, or how a person lives their life. Socioeconomics appears to create barriers to fly fishing, yet Reel Sisters proves this to be a wrong assumption.

    Friendship is a central theme of the Reel Sisters and is what keeps many of us fishing. I personally identified with these women and have reflected on my relationships with my fishing buddies. As an angler with many friends who fish, I am reminded that I need to cherish my time with them. There are no guarantees in life but having friends to spend time with makes it all worth it.

    The Reel Sisters Conclusions

    I have a feeling that this is going to be a book I will read every year. I know it has caused me to review many things in my life already. What will come out of each reading remains to be seen, but I know lots of positive things likely will happen.

    Purchase this book and join the Reel Sisters as they experience life and fly fishing. I know I will be purchasing copies for many of my angling friends and clients.

    Tenkara Grasshopper Hansha Podcast Episode 3 (Update April 20, 2018)

    Take a listen to The Tenkara Grasshopper Hansha Podcast Episode 3 with Michelle Cummings now.

    Reel Sisters Information and Links

    To learn more about the Reel Sisters and Michelle Cummings, visit The Reel Sisters website. You can order the book from the website or Amazon.com.

    I purchased this book at the Denver Fly Fishing Show. The review posted here is purely based on my own reading of the book with no compensation from the author or publisher. Amazon.com links provide affiliate benefits to the operators of TenkaraGrasshopper.com.

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    • 22 min
    Tenkara Hansha Episode 2

    Tenkara Hansha Episode 2

    The Tenkara Hansha Episode 2 is here. Best of all, the Tenkara Hansha Episode 2 is the inaugural guest episode.

    Tenkara Hansha Episode 2: Dennis Vander Houwen

    Dennis Vander Houwen, the mind behind TenkaraPath.com, took time out of his busy day to sit down to chat. It never ceases to amaze me when Dennis gets together with me. The dude seems to be consistently busy with one thing or another. And most of the things he is doing are for the betterment of others.

    Luckily for me, Dennis apparently considers me a friend. I have spent time fishing and camping with him. Then there are the times when we meet up for a cup of coffee and a chance to catch up.

    Why did I choose Dennis Vander Houwen?

    I chose Dennis to be the first guest of the Tenkara Grasshopper Hansha for a few reasons.

    One of the biggest reasons for selecting him for Episode 2 is his passion for tenkara. Dennis was one of the early adopters of tenkara. I find his take on practicing tenkara to be one that intrigues me.

    He has taken the simplicity of tenkara and reflects that in his day to day life. Dennis, in my humble opinion, is a personification of tenkara. I can honestly say I have learned much about how to live daily using Dennis as an example.

    I won’t tell you his story, I want you to hear it directly from him. Spoiler alert!!!

    Choosing Dennis was not difficult for another reason. He has a way of sharing himself with the world that is unmatched. I would equate many things he does as almost saintly. When he is not performing magic for kids or adults you can find him mentoring kids at his son’s school. There are a large numbers of mentors in the world, but Dennis is one of the stand-outs, at least in my world when it comes to kids.

    Please give Dennis Vander Houwen a warm welcome to the Tenkara Hansha Episode 2.

    To learn more about Dennis please visit TenkaraPath.com.

    To listen to additional episodes of the Tenkara Hansha Podcast follow the link and subscribe.

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    • 23 min
    Tenkara Hansha Episode 1

    Tenkara Hansha Episode 1

    The Tenkara Hansha Podcast Episode 1 is finally here.

    Tenkara Hansha Podcast Episode 1

    When things fall into place, they really fall into place. I am super stoked to be announcing that the first episode of the Tenkara Grasshopper Hansha Podcast has gone live.

    The podcast was brought about by a number of things. By far, the biggest driving factor was all of you, my loyal readers. I have watched the Tenkara Grasshopper website grow astronomically since day one.

    Because of this growth, I felt it was time to give everyone a little something different. Podcasting is definitely something different, at least for me.

    The Learning Process

    Because this is the Tenkara Grasshopper Hansha Podcast Episode 1 I am well aware of a learning curve. I have many points during this journey that will only get better with time.

    My verbal delivery will improve with each episode. I plan to grow the content of the podcast organically with the passing of time.

    In an effort to bring a level of professionalism to the podcast, I plan to up my production quality as well. Using new software to create each episode has its own challenges. But, I am willing to take on these obstacles in an effort to provide a quality finished product to my listeners.

    The Content of the Tenkara Hansha Podcast

    Podcasts are only as good as the content in each episode. With that in mind I vow to offer the most relevant content to tenkara and the sport of fly fishing.

    Because of this, I have been putting together a list of topics for different episodes. Everything from personal thoughts on tenkara to recent gear releases are in the line up.

    I will be bringing guests into the studio. Each guest will bring something different and special to each episode. The current list of guests include tenkara personalities, authors, and guides.

    In an effort to serve the fly fishing community as a whole, I plan to bring in guests from the Western fly fishing side of things as well. It could be fun to have a rod designer or builder join me for a hansha.

    Listen to the Tenkara Hansha Podcast Episode 1

    Listen to this first episode and let me know what you think. I look forward to an amazing future for this project and I hope you find it as exciting as I do!

    You can find additional episodes on the Tenkara Hansha Podcast Page.

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    • 11 min

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Most interesting and Varied Tenkara podcast

This is the most interesting and varied TenkaraUSA a podcast I’ve found. Whatever else you listen to add this to the mix. You’ll be very happy you did.

The Tenkara Grasshoppers is one of the most experience Tenkara fisherman in the US and an exceptional fly tier. Don’t miss out on the great info in this podcast!

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