The Hickory TU chapter is actively working to conserve, protect, and restore Northwestern NC's  coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

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 When:    Tuesday, January 15

                 Buffet Dinner ($10) at 5:30

                 Program at 6:30


Where:     Market on Main Cellar

                  Parking at 325 1st Avenue SW

                    Enter from 1st Avenue Side of Building


Program:  Tenkara 101+

Speaker:      Jason Sparks


Door Prize: We will be giving away to one of the people attending a Sato triple zoom top-of-the-line Tenkara rod donated by TenkaraUSA. This will be a great opportunity to get a great rod and kit that gives you everything you need to get started fishing Tenkara. 


Jason Sparks is a leading ambassador for tenkara fly-fishing across the Southern states. He is the founder of “ Appalachian Tenkara Anglers”, a growing community of fishermen that embrace the elegant simplicity of the traditional Japanese method of fly-fishing. He established “Tenkara Jam” as the first multi-vendor educational exposition in North America. Jason developed the first state adopted tenkara curriculum which he conducted for NC Wildlife Resource Commission at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in Pisgah Forest. He has written articles for “Tenkara Angler”, “Blue Ridge Outdoors” and “Southern Trout” magazines on the subject. He often conducts clinics, instructs techniques and speaks to groups on the subject of fixed-line fly fishing. He charted the High Country Trout Unlimited Chapter in Boone, NC in 2015 and established a Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing program there also. He is recognized by Tenkara USA as a Certified Tenkara Instructor. Jason is a Navy Veteran and has fished the world in waters from the Azores to the Appalachians. He carries a tenkara rod with him everywhere he goes.






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