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Tenkara USA Team Highlight - Meet TJ

Tenkara USA Team Highlight - Meet TJ

Tenkara is who we are.

Hello! Welcome to the first 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. If you’ve ever called us, emailed, or even been to our booth at a fly fishing show there is a good chance you’ve talked with TJ. He’s also super creative and fun to work with, so we thought he would be the perfect person to start this off.

Meet TJ – Customer Service & Ops

TJ has been working with us since 2011 and is in charge of customer service, and works behind the scenes helping to make sure products are available for you. His jolly smile and friendly connection with customers help ensure Tenkara USA continues its reputation for terrific customer service!

Tenkara Tip:
Learn to walk before you cast 30′ line with a tenkara rod.

TJ’s “Just For Fun” Picks:
~ Coffee or tea? Coffee Drinks with lots of milk froth and sugar and chocolate added.
~ Cat or dog? Own Cats and Dogs, so both!
~ Mountains or beaches? Mountains
~ Dine-in or take-out? Dine-In

Don’t miss this insightful blog post about tenkara line length written by TJ
To long line or not to long line? That is the question.

Also, he’s got his own YouTube channel and chats about all sorts of fun things like vintage computers, video games, and tenkara too! Check out his latest on the Sato.
Tenkara USA Sato – Jack Of All Trades – a quick History – Simple Fly Fishing

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)