I got this comment on one of my Instagram (@tenkaraaddict) photos:
I wonder if you could do a video of the resources you have used to learn tenkara.
That would be a very short video. I learned tenkara by convincing a friend (who had been tenkara fishing for a couple of years) to teach me. We went out together maybe 6 or 8 times early on, and we still get together to fish when I’m in the area. If you don’t have someone who can teach you, going out with a guide a time or two will be well worth it.
Apart from that, I fished a ton on my own and learned a lot that way about things like where fish are in a creek.
I didn’t read any books about tenkara until later, but I’ve found the one by Tenkara USA’s Daniel Galhardo to be the best.
Tenkara USA also has this great video for teaching the basics: The Complete Video Guide to Tenkara: 17 minutes covering everything you need to know to tenkara.
What resources would you recommend to people looking to get into tenkara?