Tenkara Fixed Line Fishing School | Davidson River Outfitters
Tenkara Fixed Line Fishing School | Davidson River Outfitters
Tenkara Fixed Line Fishing School | Davidson River Outfitters

Tenkara Fly Fishing & Tenkara Fly Tying Lessons

Tenkara is the Japanese art of fixed line fly fishing. The word translates to “fishing from the skies” or “fishing from heaven,” and was developed more than 400 years ago for the mountain streams of Japan.

Using ultra portable yet delicate rods, along with beautifully tied flies and a stealthy approach, Tenkara fly fishing has rapidly grown in popularity among North Carolina’s brook trout anglers. DRO's own Landon Lipke is generally regarded as Western North Carolina’s Tenkara Expert, and he offers Tenkara fishing lessons and Tenkara fly-tying lessons through the shop.

Book a Tenkara Fly Fishing Lesson or Guided Trip

Personalized Tenkara lessons are available year round, depending on Landon's schedule. Davidson River Outfitters also offers classroom options as well for those who want to learn Tenkara fly-tying, or try out the rods and fixed line style before hitting the river.

To learn more about Tenkara fishing trips and lessons, call 828-877-4181 or complete an online request.

Request a Guided Tenkara Trip

Let's Go Fishing!

Our area has hundreds of miles of streams and rivers to explore, giving DRO's guides a large canvas on which to create your fishing adventure. Whether you are looking for a two-hour introduction to fly fishing for trout or a full-day float trip in the hunt for Musky, we've got the perfect guided fishing experience for you.

Book A guided fishing Trip

Let's Go Fishing!

Our area has hundreds of miles of streams and rivers to explore, giving DRO's guides a large canvas on which to create your fishing adventure. Whether you are looking for a two-hour introduction to fly fishing for trout or a full-day float trip in the hunt for Musky, we've got the perfect guided fishing experience for you.

Book A guided fishing Trip

Visit Our Store!

Located in Pisgah Forest, N.C., with the legendary Davidson River right out our back door, DRO carries a full line of fly fishing gear and apparel, as well as a wide range of fly tying materials and tools. Advice is always free, and we love pointing anglers in the right direction.

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