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Tenkara Summit Vendors

Tenkara Summit Vendors

Hard to believe, but the Tenkara Summit is just one week away! We are expecting over 160 people to attend. If you haven’t registered yet, please do so here. We will also take on walk-ins but would appreciate pre-registration to ensure we have enough food for everyone. This year we are bringing Dr. Hisao Ishigaki as the keynote speaker and to provide casting and fly-tying clinics along with a range of tenkara enthusiasts who will be available to teach anyone the art of tenkara.

While this is not a commercial event, we are bringing a few vendors with products that the tenkara community will appreciate having access too. In addition to a full booth hosted by Tenkara USA with Tenkara Summit shirts, some very cool beer pints and a few other goodies, here’s a list of the vendors you can expect to see at the Tenkara Summit this year.


Colorado Mountain School will be offering a chance for people to sign up for a climbing clinic to be held the day after the main event, because we all know the best trout are always the hardest ones to reach. On Sunday those interested will join them to learn how to climb and rappel. Take up TENKARA+ Climbing at this year’s Tenkara Summit.

Native Sunglasses makes some of our favorite sunglasses. If there is one items that we find essential besides just a rod, line & fly it is polarized sunglasses. Theirs are super lightweight, flexible and feature great lenses. If you don’t have polarized sunglasses, get them from them at the Summit.

Neptune Mountaineering is an institution in Boulder. They have been around since 1973 offering the best in climbing, backpacking and camping equipment. Since many in the tenkara community also enjoy backpacking adventures we invited them to bring some sweet tents, sleeping bags and other goodies you need for TENKARA+ Adventure!

Richard Kolodny makes authentic bamboo tenkara rod cases, and will make the unique items available at the Tenkara Summit.

Rocky Mountain Anglers is one of the premiere fly shops in Colorado and a few blocks away from the Tenkara Summit location. They will be selling Tenkara USA gear as well as making available waders and wading boots.

Trout Unlimited is one of the main organizations in the country devoted to protecting and restoring trout habitat. We’ll have two local chapters attending the Tenkara Summit to provide more information on how you can become involved.

Upslope brewing company makes their beer with “snowmelt”, and their beer tastes great, but the coolest thing is how the people that work there are also super into fishing and they also donate a portion of their revenues to Trout Unlimited. Our favorite beer will be available to you at the Summit.


Vedavoo creates and builds packs in America. With innovative designs and high adoption by tenkara anglers throughout the country Vedavoo has been building a name with the tenkara community for great quality durable packs.

Zimmerbuilt creates lightweight packs specifically designed for tenkara anglers looking for innovative features and great designs.