The picture you see here is my buddy Oliver White sticking a baby tarpon on a Tenkara rod in the jungles of Guyana. Ok, so their version of winter isn't exactly the same as ours. Actually, it's about as far from it as you can get, but looking at the image the other day got me thinking about all the different ways people are using Tenkara rods these days. In case you've been living under rock and have no clue what I'm talking about - Tenkara is a method of fishing that requires just a rod, line and a fly. Tenkara USA, the company who most recently introduced it to the United States, explains it like this: "Tenkara is the ideal setup for anyone looking for an intuitive and fun way to fly-fish, something to take along on a backpacking fishing trip or teaching kids the art of fly-fishing, without the complexities."