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YouTube Resources

by James
(Tucson AZ)

This post is simply a list of all the channels on YouTube I watch that depict various methods of Japanese fixed-line fishing. Typing the name of the channels into the search bar should simply yield the channel but if not you shouldn’t have to look too much to find these channels. 1) gaffgallion gaff 2) 398world 3) kakapon supopon 4) mamama fishing (this one is very good but requires digging to find, the channel’s icon however is a catfish sketch so perhaps that will help) 5) Micro Fishing in Japan (posts are rare nowadays but still great content, minimal digging to find this channel, icon is a tanago (bitterling).

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Dec 13, 2019
Links
by: Jim

Did you ever consider posting the direct links to the channels? It would make it significantly easier for the reader.

Dec 13, 2019
Links are not allowed in comments
by: Chris Stewart

After years of spam links I started a policy of no links in comments. Easier to prevent all links than to explain to people why their link was blocked when others weren't.

Dec 13, 2019
Sorry for no links
by: James

Sorry about no links, but really these channels don’t require much digging. I do have a rule of thumb though! If I find a foreign channel that I’m interested in, I just subscribe, especially ones with channel names containing any kanji. I can always unsubscribe if it turns out it’s not my thing, but if I need it it’s there.

Dec 16, 2019
YouTube Junkie!
by: Les Albjerg

I have found a lot of good instruction digging around the Japanese YouTubes.

I really like the Shimano TV videos. Even if it doesn't have to do with our type of fishing, the cinematography is first class, and watching fishing that is so different from what is in my neck of the woods is just plain fun!

I will admit, I have an obsession with Ayu fishing, and would love to try it someday. Sweet long rods, and catching a fish with another fish! - Amazing.

Dec 18, 2019
Shimano TV
by: James

Shimano TV is amazing and they have a few Keiryu videos that I know of. I’d also recommend for you, or anyone, the Owner channel. It has so many wonderful films on anything from saltwater plugging for Trevally to Ayu fishing large rivers, and even small stream fishing for Amago and Iwana. Good to see another YouTube junkie out there!

Dec 18, 2019
Mamama channel
by: Les Albjerg

One thing I really enjoy about this channel is that the dude does a lot of "catch and cooks." This year, I am going to be adventurous and do some catch and cooks with the smaller fish I catch. Can't see why not! I enjoy at least one can of sardines a week, and those little fish are about the same size!

Dec 18, 2019
Another fan of the mamama channel...
by: Scott Thornley

Though I've not seen him do any tenkara, he does quite a bit of microfishing and other fixed line fishing.

Another Japanese Youtube content creator - "cartopboaternora" does not do any fixed line fishing that I'm aware of, but it's interesting to see him do the car top boat thing while fishing in saltwater and spending the night camping.

Happy viewing

Dec 19, 2019
Micro catch and cooks
by: James

Les, just be cautious of the species you catch and cook, as it seems many micro species in the U.S. are protected natives to a region or are a threatened species. Really I guess it’s just properly ID your catch. You should write a report on a future catch and cook!

Dec 29, 2019
Mamama Fishing
by: Aa-ron

I cannot find this channel on YouTube. Does anyone have any additional information that would be relevant to finding it? The other channels have been a breath of fresh air from the standard "pushed" tube content.

Thanks in advance.
Aaron

Dec 29, 2019
Mamama channel
by: Chris Stewart

Within YouTube, search for ままま釣り (copy and paste).

Dec 29, 2019
Thank you
by: Aa-ron

Perfect. Thank you so much! Also just saw that if you look at gaffgallion’s channels that he subscribes to, the 16th channel down is mamama’s channel.

Jan 28, 2020
Two good ones!
by: Les Albjerg

Here are two good YouTube Tenkara sites. One I have come to really like is "Fisherman's Spoon" It is a Japanese YouTube. The author begins to use English is his newer videos. One can learn a lot from him, just watching! One of the big lessons learned here is "go as long as you can" when it comes to your rod.

The second site is "Tenkara Addict" He fishes Utah and Idaho. He did fish a TenkaraBum 40 until he broke it. One of the videos captures the break. He is a one fly guy, and again I have learned a lot on reading water from these videos.

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