Contributors & Credits
This issue of Tenkara Angler Magazine was made possible by the extremely generous contributions of the following members of the tenkara community. John Cianchetti
resides in Western New York where he pursues anything with ﬁns. He is in his element sight ﬁshing spring-run steelhead in the Lake Ontario tributaries & has a soft spot for brook trout in the Smoky Mountains. He is the Owner of Tenkara Customs, a tenkara rod building supply company.
Christopher Zimmer is the owner/operator of ZimmerBuilt, when he's not building packs he is either working a tenkara rod or camera. www.zimmerbuilt.com
Adam Klagsbrun is an avid lightweight backpacker from NYC and ﬁshes small streams in the Northeast USA. He authors a blog called "Of Rock & Riﬄe" rockandriﬄe.blogspot.com
Chris Kuhlow lives on Long Island with his wife and two beautiful girls where he practices tenkara in traditional and not so traditional ways. thenorthriver.blogspot.com
is the founder of “Appalachian Tenkara Anglers”, a leading online tenkara community. His drive to grow this movement in the US brought together the one multi-vendor tenkara gathering known as “Tenkara Jam.” A Navy Veteran, he has ﬁshed the world in waters from the Azores to the Appalachians.
(AKA the Tenkara Bum) grew up in Colorado and learned to ﬂy ﬁsh on the small mountain streams that are ideal tenkara water. Now living in NYC, he is the owner, CEO & shipping clerk of TenkaraBum LLC. He usually can’t be found because he’s wearing camo.
loves to ﬁsh, and if he wasn’t married he’d ﬁsh seven days a week. He began using Western ﬂy ﬁshing techniques for trout, but fell in love with the simplicity and eﬀectiveness of Tenkara. Passion for ﬁshing, guiding,and teaching Tenkara deﬁnes ERiK. tenkaraguides.com
Chris "Kiwi" Kuhlow
can't stay still for very long. His love of adventure and the outdoors is always driving him to explore new places and try new things. A discussion about ultralight outdoors equipment prompted him to give Tenkara a try, and he's been "hooked" ever since. badgertenkara.com
is a lifelong outdoorsman. This early interest was fostered by the Boy Scouts, and for that he is eternally grateful. He doesn't always ﬁsh Tenkara, but when he does, he catches ﬁsh. Usually. He is also a healthcare professional and a devoted husband and father. badgertenkara.com
has been an avid ﬂy ﬁsherman for 9 years. It’s a passion that started shortly after a day trip to Rocky Mountain National Park that quickly turned this historically saltwater angler into someone that has made high altitude ﬂy ﬁshing part of his daily life. Michael has showcased his kebari patterns at several Trout Unlimited tying clinics and at the Denver Fly Fishing Show.