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Tenkara USA Team Highlight - Meet John Geer

Tenkara USA Team Highlight - Meet John Geer

Tenkara is who we are.

Hello! Welcome to the second edition of a little series we’ve put together to help you get to know our wonderful crew. Tenkara USA has always been a tight-knit team of responsive anglers dedicated to sharing tenkara, and while we work with outside firms for some other aspects of our business (such as fulfillment) and count on supporters at events, the team we’re highlighting here is our close-knit in-house staff with whom you’re likely to interact when you reach out. While it’s true that our founder Daniel Galhardo has taken a step back from the helm, our main team is together and we’re happy to help you with all things tenkara.

Meet John Geer, Dealer and Customer Services
John Geer brings decades of fly-fishing with him. He works with our dealer network and Tenkara Guide Network, manages our repair department, and supports TJ in customer service.


John’s Tenkara Tip:
Don’t overcomplicate things. Learn the basics first, especially rod set up and basic casting skills, and give those basics some time to settle in. Spend as much time on the water as you can, but don’t expect everything to work perfectly the first time you head out. Give the river some time to teach you what’s up.

John’s “Just For Fun” Picks:
~ Coffee or tea? Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoons or evenings.
~ Cat or dog? Cat
~ Mountains or beaches? Mountains, but really wish the ocean was closer.
~ Dine-in or take-out? More take out lately but I like to dine in so so someone else can do the dishes.

Check out TJ’s Highlight & Faith’s Highlight

Please know for any tenkara questions you have, help with our Tenkara Care® guarantee and tenkara rod replacement parts, to place an order, or figure out the best tenkara rod for you, contact us and we will be happy to assist you!


888.483.6527 (M-F, 8:30PST to 5:30PST)