FEATURED ANGLER PROFILE
AKA: "Sageheart Tenkara"
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF: I've grown up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Over the past few years I’ve been exploring more of our local area as well as all of the scenery that California has to offer. Fishing has been a catalyst in that aspect. When there’s no fishing to be done in an area, there’s always a hike that takes you to some gorgeous views. Outside of fishing and traveling, I enjoy producing music as well as dabbling in a little bit of graphic design. I used to brew meads and ciders fairly regularly, but that has fallen to the wayside a bit since my interest in exploring has grown. I hope to return back to that hobby soon.
TENKARA HISTORY: I'm currently in my fourth year of fixed line fishing. I was introduced to it by a friend and from that point on it's been the style of fishing I enjoy most.
FAVORITE PLACES TO FISH: The little pocket of the Sierra Nevadas that I live in is littered with so many great streams. There's one fork of a watershed in particular that is my favorite, but I would prefer to keep it less known.
FAVORITE ROD: The rod I spent the most time fishing last year was the River Peak Kiwami 380. I like the action of the rod, and the ability to easily cast a 2.5 level line with it. But, the Nissin Zerosum Oni Honryu is my go-to rod for fishing my favorite river.
FAVORITE FISH: I love the feisty ambition of brown trout.
FAVORITE BOOK: The Tao Te Ching. Everytime I read through it, it seems that different pages or concepts stand out. Maybe it's what is relevant to my perspective at the time, but the book resonates with me and helps me to keep abalanced mindset.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." - Anais Nin / Talmudic saying.
BEST TENKARA ADVICE: Fishing should be fun, but you make it what it is. Fish the way you want to fish, there are no rules in the sport. Enjoy your time on the water and in nature!
FEATURED ANGLER PROFILE
FAVORITE ROD: Today it is the Tenkara USA Sato, though (soon) it may switch to our new Tenkara USA Satoki that I had 1st hand design and creating of with the rest of the Tenkara USA team. We just introduced Satoki at the end of 2022.
FAVORITE FISH: Smaller mountain stream Brook Trout
FAVORITE BOOK: "How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive: A Manual of Step by Step Procedures for the Complete Idiot" ...I love the book for the fun cartoons, fun pictures, and the way the story is told by John Muir, the author
BEST TENKARA ADVICE: Don’t over complicate tenkara... stop measuring… stop over analyzing… stop being so scientific about it… JUST DO and You Will Enjoy!
Featured Angler Profile
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