Defining Any Type of Fishing

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Outdoors4life
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Defining Any Type of Fishing

Over the years of being on the site I have seen many arguments about definitions on fishing. Today I was reading an interview with a Tenkara Master. This excerpt says it best just insert any style of fishing. 

"Hence once Tenkara has left Japan, or it enters another country and culture, people who pick up a Tenkara rod there have the right and obligation to decide what Tenkara is for them. It is certainly not for me to decide."
Masami Sakakibara.

 

Here is the full answer

Masami Tenkarano-oni Sakakibara: I think Tenkara is about fishing in the beautiful mountain stream of Japan, for our beautiful native trout which inhabit them. Yet today, Tenkara seems to have spread to the US, Europe and more. I’m sure that they too have beautiful rivers and streams, with beautiful trout or other fish which inhabit them. Hence once Tenkara has left Japan, or it enters another country and culture, people who pick up a Tenkara rod there have the right and obligation to decide what Tenkara is for them. It is certainly not for me to decide.

That is not to say that we should bastardize the traditional fishing styles and still call them such. I am very good at bastardizing styles but after discussions with others, I try to not call it the traditional name. 

I just wanted to bring this beautiful answer up front. 
Most importantly is having fun while outdoors.

 

It is all perspective!

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Goldenfishberg
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wow

Dang, That little excerpt gave me goose pimples. Thats some deep stuff right 'dere. Love it thanks, for sharing man. 

Ya just Can't catch um from the couch

Susquehannock
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Defining your fishing

It took me a little while to figure out exactly what this even meant. It's just a really beautiful little piece of language.

Susquehannock