If you think it's a little late to write a trip report from last June, it's because the video that was shot of the trip has just been released.
I'd been contacted last spring by James and Rich Lee from Roamads asking if I would be interested in doing a tenkara fishing video. They'd bought a Shimano Kozuka and had gotten hooked on tenkara fishing. They're also setting up a business to do videos for other small local businesses that want to showcase a particular product or their business in general. They wanted to put the two together and wanted to know if I'd be interested in shooting a tenkara fishing video.
We finally got together at the end of June and went up to a couple streams just north of New York City for the shoot. I usually manage to catch a few fish, but I was more than a little nervous that when the heat was on I'd get skunked or miss all the strikes. As it turned out, I needn't have worried. It wasn't a many day (until we stopped for some micro fishing on the way back home) but I did catch a few fish and they managed to capture every catch. These guys are pros.
I didn't take any photos that day other than a few of Rich trying some micro fishing for the first time on our way back into the city.
This report isn't about the micro fishing, though. Here is the video they shot. It's only about 3 1/2 minutes long, but captures the essence of the day. It was a good day, and I hope you think it's a good video.TenkaraBum 36
Roamads has done another couple shorts featuring TenkaraBum rods.
Sometimes even a TenkaraBum 36 won't prevent that one fish from getting away...