The LOSTU Build Your Own Tenkara Rod Workshop was a huge success Saturday. Thirteen chapter anglers left with their own, hand-built Tenkara rods just in time for spring fishing. John Cianchetti, founder and owner of Tenkara Customs, came all the way from upstate New York to help us assemble their custom designed kits. Chapter tenkara aces, Roger Parkin, Brooks Michael and Bob Tupper generously volunteered to help and their knowledge and support kept things running smoothly throughout. Sunday morning a few of us tried out the new rods and showed John Cianchetti a little WNC hospitality to repay him for his incredible support. He is pictured below getting a taste of a some winter fishing, Land O’Sky style!