Tell a little about you:
I love to go hiking and backpacking, thankfully those often lead to fishy places but not always. Anything outdoors really. That's not to say I don't enjoy indoor activities also. Watching movies with friends and family. Playing board games. I'm a HUGE fan of monopoly, I used to have 10+ different versions. In 2018 my home town of Paradise, California was essentially erased by the Camp Fire. I still live within the neighboring communities, but there's definitely a different vibe now. Thankfully though a lot of the creeks and rivers around me weren't as affected, and you can still find the natural beauty of Paradise there.
How long you have been fishing tenkara?
I purchased my first tenkara rod in August of 2020, so about 3 years now. I've referred to this as my "third season".
Favorite place(s) to fish:
The High Sierra is hard to beat, as is anywhere in Desolation Wilderness (see my trip reports on www.tenkaraangler.com to find out why), but the Feather River and its MANY tributaries hold a special place in my heart.
Phew! That's a tough one! I've really been loving the Tenkara Rod Co. Kita 330 rod lately, but I think the T.R.C. Yari rod would be my favorite if I had to pick one. That rod is like an extension of my hand.
Golden trout. It's not even close.
I used to have a series of books that were a retelling of the Star Wars saga, but written like a Shakespearean play. It even had little illustrations, like Luke holding a storm trooper's helmet in the way Hamlet held Yorick's skull. They were silly and fun. I believe the author has even written more now for the newest set of sequels.
Favorite Quote, Motto or Personal Saying
"Piscari Dua Piscis" which is the motto of the Fixed Line Freaks (a group of like minded anglers) that basically translates from Latin to "fish your own fish". That's to say, do things your way. In long-distance backpacking, there's a saying that goes "hike your own hike" to not let the way other people hike affect you. Piscari dua piscis was our way to pay homage to that thought process.
A message to anyone or everyone!
Let's go fishing!