Talk to describe Japanese fishing technique Dec. 11

Nov 30, 2017
Dan Pierce

Rockport — George's River Trout Unlimited meets Dec. 11 starting at 6 p.m. at Flatbread Company, 399 Commercial St. An informal meal and conversation will be followed by the program at 7 p.m.

The month's program will be presented by Dan Pierce, owner and founder of Maine Tenkara Guide and the first registered Maine fishing guide to guide exclusively tenkara. Pierce was introduced to the tenkara method of fly-fishing more than 10 years ago and has been doing it exclusively for more than six years, primarily in the rivers and lakes of northwestern Maine.

Praised for its simplicity, tenkara is the traditional Japanese form of fly-fishing that uses minimum equipment consisting of a rod, a line and a fly (no reel). Tenkara can be learned by nearly every individual at almost any age, and allows anglers to focus more attention on fishing, rather than equipment. Pierce will discuss tenkara both in the traditional Japanese practice and how it is commonly fished here in the U.S. Topics to be covered include equipment (rod, line, fly), how to choose a rod and line, warm-water and cold-water tenkara, casting, landing fish, wet wading, companies / brands, and more.

Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, visit or contact Carmen Bombeke at 230-9123.

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