Welcome to Tenkara Days

Japanese fly fishing - just rod, line & fly.

Tenkara describes a traditional form of fixed line fly fishing from the mountain regions of Japan. As a method and approach to fly fishing tenkara enables the angler to have precise delivery and control over the presentation of the fly then impart subtle yet dynamic manipulations  to induce or invite a take from a fish. It offers the opportunity to engage in a very direct and tactile form of fly fishing that will fascinate and reward the angler with many happy days as they as perfect the art of catching fish on the fly.


Hello, my name is Philip Sheridan. I offer instruction, guiding, and presentations on all aspects of this delightful style of fly fishing. I am a Certified Tenkara Guide and licensed game angling coach with the Angling Trust based in the heart of Yorkshire in the UK. 


Find out more here.

Tenkara has come of age in the UK. It deserves to take a rightful place as a legitimate flyfishing technique among all others.


Therefore, from April 2014, over the next few weeks all content on the Tenkara Days website will transfer over to my website:  www.philipsheridanflyfishing.com  


I will maintain all links and would appreciate if you would link to my Tenkara page here.


This website will close in May 2014. 


Thank you for your custom, comments and appreciation.


  • 'Your talk was very much enjoyed. We were impressed with your detailed knowledge of Tenkara and its very interesting history. There were plenty of questions and I noted you were very busy during the interval. Thanks for coming, it was a very enjoyable evening.'  - Paul S. Invicta Fly Fishing Club. 2014
  • 'Hi Philip, just a line to thank you for all your work on Saturday ... I really feel very enthusiastic about Tenkara and I am determined to work on this style of fly fishing.'  - Peter P. 2013
  • 'Hello Phil, thank you for your patience and friendly informative introduction to Tenkara ... I found it interesting and I came away with a better understanding of the sport, you clearly displayed and explained a good back ground knowledge and how to get started.'  - Jeff W. 2013

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4th April 2014

Introduction to Tenkara

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