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Tenkara USA, passionate bloggers and Somerset

Tenkara USA, passionate bloggers and Somerset

"Otsukaresama deshita" can be taken to mean "thank you for being tired", more literally "you are tired", and is usually used to express "good job" after a hard day of work.

Thank you everyone who came by our booth at the Somerset Fly Fishing Show! This was a terrific event. The interest for tenkara was nothing short of phenomenal. A special thanks goes to the tenkara anglers who came by and helped with the booth. That level of passion was awesome to watch. A huge thank you goes to Chris Stewart who helped man the booth this weekend, Tom Sadler who was a regular and very passionate presence, and the many bloggers and friends who came by: Lou of Fly and Fin, Matt of Funcfish, Bart of The Jersey Angler, Michael of Troutrageous! and Richard Dooley who I don't believe has a blog but who was the winner of multiple tenkara nets and bamboo rods we auctioned for the tsunami victims early last year (pictures of Richard with his prized nets below) and who was there often helping many people with their questions as I gave a few interviews on the side or otherwise ran to my presentations.

Richard Dooley helping out a customer. Great watching it. Thanks to all who did that. 

Tenkara angler helping an interested novice Bloggers of tenkara and friends hanging out at the welcoming booth of Tenkara USA!

Bloggers of tenkara hanging out

Richard was the winner of several items that helped the victims of the tsunami that struck Japan last year. He brought two of the nets he acquired and it was great seeing those again! Richard Dooley with tenkara nets