Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I have never been one to really want to "lead the band." I am generally content to add a few notes here and there and am usually grateful to be part of the whole. I have been happy to participate in several fishing forums and join the world of blogging but a couple of very cool opportunities presented themselves in the last few months. Prior to last Christmas I was contacted by fellow tenkara angler David Dirks about a book he was working on and asked if I would be willing to contribute. I was pretty happy to help in any way I could but I must say I have been on cloud 9 since I have seen the finished book. I have felt honored to be included with a number of well known and respected tenkara anglers from around the country. I'm not really into the book review thing...I would leave that to more qualified individuals. However, I would definitely recommend picking up or downloading a copy if you are interested in taking up tenkara or just want a different perspective on various aspects of the sport. The second chance to be part another tenkara project came by way of fellow tenkara angler and blogger Anthony Naples.....
Anthony's project consists of contributions from various tenkara anglers from around the country (some of whom were also contributors to David's book). There are stories, poems, artwork, and other odds and ends that will entertain and be thought provoking. Anthony always has great content on his blog but this project is outstanding and if you don't go and check it out you will have missed out. In the end, I feel fortunate to have been included in these projects and able to add a couple of notes to the symphony and am thankful to David and Anthony for the opportunity to contribute.