Tenkara Summit 2017

Jeremy Shellhorn


Sat., Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 2017

Location Info:

Estes Park Events Complex
1125 Rooftop Way
Estes Park, CO  80517
The Tenkara Summit, an event celebrating a simple method of fly-fishing from Japan, will take place on September 16th, 2017 at the Estes Park Event Center in Estes Park, CO. This is a gathering of people interested in the simple Japanese method of fly-fishing called tenkara. Speakers include Daniel Galhardo, Founder of Tenkara USA (the first person to introduce tenkara in the USA), Yvon Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia, and Dr. Hisao Ishigaki who will be visiting from Japan especially for the event. The Tenkara Summit welcomes anyone interested in fly-fishing in a simpler way, everyone is invited, even if you have never touched a fishing rod before. SCHEDULE Saturday 9am – 12 pm: Presentations by Dr. Ishigaki, Yvon Chouinard and more… 12pm – 3 pm: Lunch (included in registration cost, 3 food trucks will be available), fly-tying, rigging and casting clinics, and vendors 3pm -5:00pm: Presentations 5:00-7:00pm: go fish/break 7pm – 10pm: Tenkara social/fly-tying gathering, location to be determined PRESENTATIONS 30-45 minute presentations including the following speakers: Dr. Hisao Ishigaki will be coming from Japan especially for this event Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, will talk about his approach to tenkara and conservation Daniel Galhardo, Tenkara USA founder will be signing books and doing a short talk about tenkara Jason Klass will be presenting on tenkara techniques Adam Trahan will be speaking about Accuracy Casting to improve Tenkara Catch Rate Matt Sment will cover some tips for tenkara fishing Steve Schweitzer on fishing the local waters, also with his guide books to Rocky Mountain National Park and Indian Peaks Wilderness VENDORS The Tenkara Summit is not a big sales event, but we have invited a few vendors to participate. Tenkara USA will have a booth with Summit merchandise and a small amount of product available in case you need a rod. List of confirmed vendors to be announced soon. FOOD Lunch on Saturday will be included in the admission. We are bringing in 3 fantastic food trucks to the event so that you have your pick. Food Trucks: Barbecue by:Southern Guys’ Smokehouse Wood-fired pizza by: TJ’s Wood-Fired Mobile Pizza Lobster rolls by: Mile High Lobster Shack [Organizer's description]
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