Tenkara in Focus (all episodes)

Tenkara in Focus is our Free way of introducing you to all the wonderful things we have experienced on our journey Discovering Tenkara.

Our mission is to bring you the best stories, information, hints & tips, on stream tuition and tenkara culture from around the world.

We’re not going to be shy about sharing the products we love but on the other hand we won’t shy away from featuring people with great tenkara stories just because they happen to represent another brand or point of view.

We can’t do this without the help of you, our viewers and fans.
Every share, every subscribe, every product purchased and every pledge on our new Patreon page...Well it all helps us to continue bringing you the content you love.


Let’s Discover Tenkara together,
John and Paul




TiF Season 2

Episode 5: Go Ishii

Go Ishii is an incredibly valuable bridge between the world's best tenkara practitioners in Japan and the English-speaking sections of the global tenkara community. He's been instrumental in enabling us to bring the acclaimed Karasu tenkara rods to market.

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Episode 4: Fujiwara san, Otsuri & Casting

As well as a sweet tenkara casting trick, this episode has the charismatic Fujiwara-san - descended from a powerful clan of Regents in Japan (dating from the seventh century). Check out the supporting info mentioned in this episode:

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Episode 3: Coffee Break with Isaac Tait

Tenkara in Focus Coffee breaks - a slice of tenkara to brighten up your day. What happens when you take a marine fishing with you and the fish you're trying to land gets stuck behind a boulder?

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Episode 2: Fear the Nylon Level Line

Tenkara Fly Fishing - the full insider's guide for tenkara geeks. This week it's the #3 Nylon Level line Episode. Here's the lowdown on why you SHOULD NOT use nylon level line.

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Episode 1: (Yamada san, Shokuryoshi, Kebari & Karasu Aftermath)

The Best Tenkara Fly Fishing information - now brought to you weekly! Yamada-san; a third generation professional tenkara angler and Inn-owner explains about the origins of tenkara in the historic mountain settlement of Akiyamago.

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TiF Season 1

Episode 1: Introduction & Dr Ishigaki On Stream

Series 1 Episode 1 of the Global Tenkara Magazine Program "Tenkara in Focus".

Bringing you awesome tips, stories, tactics, lessons, culture and amazing characters from the world of tenkara: Japan's traditional method of Fly Fishing that is spreading world-wide.

 

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Episode 2: (Tenkara Manipulation Tactics)

Content:

  • Shouichi Saitou Interview on Rod-building & Tenkara
  • Bamboo rod (show & tell and fishing plus special net!)
  • Sampler Tuition on Manipulated Presentations
  • Ubi's Tenkara line storage tip
  • Kura-san Interview
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Episode 3: One to One with Kura san

Interview with Yoshiyuki Musu

Tackle show & tell plus on stream lesson with Kazuo Kurahashi.

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Episode 4: Go Ishii nylon line mastery

Uberto Calligarich, second installment of Deadly Sins plus part of an on stream lesson with Go Ishii.

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Episode 4: Bonus Content

Full interview with Uberti Calligarich, Italian gold medal winning competition angler living in Japan and discovering tenkara.

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Episode 5: Megumi Hirata

Interview with Megumi Hirata, more on stream tips in Deadly Sins of Tenkara plus Go Ishii and Isaac Tait report from Yokohama Fishing Show.

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Episode 6: Elite Nymph Tactics from a Tenkara Master

Tackle with Uberto Calligarich, chat with Vito Rubino, on stream demo of "Fusion Tenkara/Nymphing" with Shin Takahashi on super-tough Catch & Release rivers in Japan.

Get Takakashi-san's Elite Nymph-fishing Masterclass

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Episode 6: Bonus Content

Full interview with Italian Tenkara Ambassador Vito (Tsurikichi) Rubino.

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Episode 7: Masami Tenkara-no-Oni Masterclass

Lesson with Masami Sakakibara, interview with Karel Lansky of Tenkara on the Fly and on stream tip with JP.

 

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Episode 8: Japanese Adventures

The Season Finale of Tenkara in Focus - including interview with Chris Hendriks and some very tantalising previews of the adventures we filmed in Japan for Season 2.

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Episode 8: Bonus Content

Full interview with Chris Hendriks - tenkara guide working in Norway.

 

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If You've Enjoyed Our Free Online TV Show...

You may be wondering where many of the download lessons we mentioned can be bought.

Unfortunately at the end of 2017 we were affected by a dispute with a disgruntled camera operator who we'd worked with which has lead to the loss of much of this content. In this video where we attempt to explain as best we can what happened.

The Online Episodes and the Premium Download have cost the two of us tens of thousands of pounds to capture and produce - but even if it was only for our personal use, the results have been easily worth it. Our enjoyment and success on stream has been transformed by the lessons, tactics, stories and philosophy that we can now carry with us when we fish.

The fact that you can instantly benefit from this authentic source material from some of the best anglers on the planet for such a small cost we absolutely know that this is a fantastic deal. 

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