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2016-12-06

Enexpected snowfall – Lake Sumarinai, Hokkaido –

I was on a fishing tour to Lake Sumarinai, Hokkaido, to hunt Japanese Hucho. It was very hot last time I visited, this time we had a snow. Asahikawa City saw the heaviest October snow in 33 years. We had a snowstorm on the lake and it was like midwinter for me as Tokyo residents. The snow ha... more
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2016-06-16

Chasing rainbows in a small stream

I got time unexpectedly on Sunday and was wondering if I could go fishing or not. It was fine weather like summer sunshine, and I thought it will be tough fishing in the daytime. I arrived the small stream around 2 PM, where I once caught a nice Yamame fish.   &... more
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2016-04-28

Lake Chuzenji – Blowin’ in the strong wind

I knew it will be a windy day, but it was the only chance I could fish the Lake Chuzenji on weekday. It was very very windy.       Yes, there were little people out there. I could fish any where I wanted to. After I checked 6 spots, I felt a small take. I cast type 3/4... more
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2015-09-24

Rainbow on a Mayfly Wet size 10

I took a fishing trip to Hokkaido on this Silver Week (5-day consecutive national holidays) with 2 fishing buddies. There were beautiful full bloom cosmos along the road.     I was assuming a autumnal fishing pattern. Last year I lost a big rainbow tro... more
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2015-07-29

Big dry fly fishing in Hokkaido

I visited Hokkaido, the northern part of Japan, to host fly fishing schools. I met about 60 students in three days, which was truly fun. Then I had a chance to fish a small stream for two days. I was wondering which rod to use because Hokkaido has a wide variety of fish.    ... more
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2015-06-15

How to tie Shimazaki’s Marshmallow Body Flies

  You might not yet heard about Marshmallow Flies, that was first published years ago by Ken Shimazaki. It is a very effective and simple technique making a voluminous body. The fly is, off course, very very effective. Now we got a special tying material.  ... more
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2015-06-02

Japanese Hucho (Taimen) Fishing in Hokkaido

I went fishing to the Lake Syumarinai, Hokkaido, on May 27th to 29th, for Hucho. I wish I could visit there earlier, but I couldn't take days off until this opportunity. I was worried it was too late, but fortunately the water was getting clearer after a turbidity for some days.&nbs... more
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2015-04-25

Harrop’s Flies tied on TMC226BL

The legendary fly tyer and fisherman Rene' Harrop in Idaho has been a big supporter of our TMC206BL. We had been discussing the idea of a heavier version of the hook for years. Finally, we got it!!! We believe many other TMC206BL fans were awaiting, too. Great hook fo... more
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2015-03-24

Yamame fishing in Yozawa Fishing Area

I visited the Yozawa Fishing Area for the first time. It is a quaint hitoric area since 1955, and has been a training river for Japanese flyfishers.        I once read an article about this area and was longing for visiting, but I was t... more
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2014-12-12

Lake Ashinoko in late fall – early winter season

I fished Lake Ahinoko 4 times in this fall season. I had good fishing on 3 of 4 visits with some memorable fish.  Saturday, November 8th 5:15 AM, I was on a famours spot. There are already 4 fishermen, 3 with lures and 1 with flyfisherman. They were all ... more

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