Well I guess I'm no Tenkara angler
More like a bait on a Seiryu rod guy. I love my 3 Seiryu rods from Chris but not so much my 2 Tenkara rods from another source.
With bait or a tiny section of Berkley trout worm even a 8" fish is fun. And a 14 incher is a battle in current.
I bought a copy of Tenkara Today and highly recommend it. Now I wish they'd come out with a Keiryu and Seiryu Today. :-) Chris has a fair amount of exposure in there.
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma