There is another tenkara group opportunity to put on your calendar. The Oregon Tenkara Bug Out. It seems that most of the tenkara gatherings have been east of the Rockies the past few years. But the Tenkara Bug Out gives those who live in the west an opportunity to socialize, and fish together, while learning more about tenkara.
Here is what the website says: "Pack a bag and bug out of town to join us for a weekend in the rain shadow of the Oregon Cascades. We will be fly fishing with traditional Japanese style tenkara rods.
For our enjoyment, there are over sixty miles of rivers, streams, and creeks to explore and fish in this area.
These waters are some of the best trout waters in the Oregon Cascades and are home to wild Redside Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Mountain Whitefish and the prized Bull Trout.
This event is strictly catch and release, fly fishing only and barbless hook.
The weekend will include fishing, gear swap, fly tying, pizza dinner and an introduction clinic to tenkara techniques by Tenkara USA founder, Daniel Galhardo.
Registration is limited to 40 people.
Check out the website to see all the details."
So, if you'd like to try some Pacific Northwest tenkara, why don't you come to Oregon and see the Cascades! It should be fun!