Since I have been editing this blog my vision of fly fishing has radically evolved and I am glad today to type that I do not feel concerned at all by what is happening in the decaying world of "western fly fishing".
But just as a reminder, none shall forget that without the traditional techniques such as Tenkara, called "volante" in France or "valsesiana" in Italy, western fly fishing would probably not even exist.
To me tenkara is not a fly fishing technique among others it is the quintessential fly fishing technique, the perfect expression of fly fishing devoid of any unneccesary piece of gear.
Now I have got rid of the dirty rags of "fly fishing" I am staring at the path and I know there will be no way back. At least for me!
Since I have been fishing tenkara, I have not touched a western "fly rod" anymore, I am not addicted anymore because I have realized that I am a better angler thanks to tenkara which is a fly fishing technique that improves my technique and effectiveness due to the fact that I did not import in my tenkara the useless accessories and gadgets from my western fly fishing experience. All this garbage only makes fly fishing even more difficult than it actually is.
A rod, a line, a fly.