December 24, 2013

Carping on Tamagawa

Our usual fishing style is Fly fishing but I like also coarse fishing and go to carp on feeder rig sometimes.

Especially winter carping is fantastic fishing, isn't it?!

December 22, 2013

December 14, 2013

Noodle on Wood Gas Stove

I visited my mother's grave on Saturday.
That is near by a creek where is I was fishing everyday when I was boy.
After the grave, I walked around the creek few hours.
When I saw a lock gate, I looked back at boy's brilliant days; huge catfish, hundreds breams, loach etc..

A lock gate. When I was boy, there was one of my favorite spot for fishing.

November 30, 2013

Veggie soup with sausage at Okutama

There is a upper reaches of Tamagawa river and I think there is a little bit colder than our usual spot of Tamagawa. 

November 27, 2013

Which is the favorite Oikawa fly?

Oikawa is one of most popular fleshwater minnow in Japan. There is really small fish, actually it will growing up to 15 cm/6 inch.

A male Oikawa on nuptial color.

We can fish it year around and especially many anglers like fishing Oikawa at summer season because it will lovely nuptial color.
In winter season, Oikawa will go to deep zone in the river and it is difficult for fly fishing.

Well, when I fishing Oikawa, using several midge sized dry fly and nymph. There are #18 or 20.

November 24, 2013

November 23, 2013

This is "Café de PaddleFreaks" on the river.

About a month ago I made a Wood Gas Stove and went to picnic.

Outer tube, inner tube, spider and spider mount.

And today I also went to fishing with Wood Gas Stove. Actually it became already one of my usual stuff!

November 16, 2013

Oikawa on fly fishing in Tamagawa

Today we went to fly fishing for carp, but we didn't find a carp in the river...
However we found lots of small fishes rise around there.
Yes, that's Oikawa!

November 08, 2013

Oikawa and Kawamutsu

Today, I went to small fly fishing in Tamagawa and fished up Oikawa and Kawamutsu.
There are 10 cm length both Oikawa and Kawamutsu.


October 15, 2013

October 01, 2013

September 09, 2013

A little Rainbow in a rainy day

It was rainy Sunday and went to Katsura river. There is a part of Katsura river in Oshino village and we call just "Oshino" there.

Nao caught nice Rainbow on nymph.

September 04, 2013

"Senjogahara" moorland

There is one of the most famous moorland in Japan and that name is "Senjogahara (戦場ヶ原)" in Nikko area.
"Senjogahara" means "the place of war".

August 25, 2013

August 21, 2013

August 08, 2013

Abercrombie & Fish!

I like classic stuff for fishing. Especially, I'm collecting a little vintage ABU's tackle: reel, rod and lure, etc.

June 21, 2013

Which style would you like to "alcohol stove"?

River walking recent was also offline meeting for handmade alcohol stove.

This is normal style made by myself.
The windshield by Trangia.

This is hyper style made by Nao.
The trivet also Nao's made.
Nao's burner is fantastic fire power and how great is chimney effect!
Actually I think his stove is two times faster boiling than mine.

Wanna try to making  own stove?

June 17, 2013

Where fish gone?

It stop raining, my friend Nao and I went to the river, but we couldn't find a fish and we were just walking around river... :(

Lovely wild flowers.

June 12, 2013

Summer camp for Smallies and Bluegill

Our usual team and I went to annual summer camp at lake Hibara in Fukushima, Japan. There is the most famous lake for Smallmouth bass.

I met a trouble bear and he walked on bridge of trail.

June 05, 2013

Summer trouts in a fishpond

Mr and Mrs Ma are my first friend from Singapore, and we went to fly fishing in a fishpond close to Tokyo on June 3rd.

May 29, 2013

How to fly casting?

If you want to learn fly casting, I recommend Mel Krieger's video. He is one of greatest fly casting instructor of the world.
You may understand essence of fly casting from his easy word and simple action.
Here we go!

May 26, 2013

Fly fishing at spring creek

Mike and I went to fly fishing trip by highway bus.
There is upper stream of Katsura river in Yamanashi prefecture and it takes two hours by bus from Shinjuku, Tokyo.
It was sunny day and warmer than weather reports on TV.

May 20, 2013

Let's go carping!

Sunday, Soulath and I went to carp fishing on Koshiki to Tamagawa, Tokyo. And he caught two nice carps on him first Koshiki rig.

Maybe you are first French angler who caught carp on Koshiki!

What's "Koshiki"?

May 17, 2013

Enjoy fishing?

coz i respect keith's art work... :-)
now i say again, fly fishing is "pop" culture!

May 16, 2013

A fishpond close to Tokyo

You may see one side of urban fly fishing in Japan if you go to fishpond. The fishpond is one hour by train and bus from Shinjuku, one of terminal station of Tokyo.

May 02, 2013

Which cooker is your best?

Hi campers,

I have a quick question. Which materials of cooker do you have? Aluminium, stainless or titanium?
And please tell me why did you choose your cooker.

April 29, 2013

Don't forget your handmade alcohol stove for picnic!

You know, be more happy if you have an alcohol stove made by yourself when brew a cup of coffee or heat up soup at picnic!

April 27, 2013

Tonegawa river

April 27th Saturday.
Nicolas and I went to Tonegawa river again. It was very windy and we were enjoy relaxed picnic after paddling short trip.

April 14, 2013

River trip and paella

Last weekend, Nicolas and I went to canoeing trip to Tonegawa river close to Tokyo. There is the middle stream and gentle water, and we can enjoy paddling relax like picnic. 

We did paddling slowly, feel nature and just enjoy, never hurry up. We knew when found a beach where was nobody, it mean lunchtime.

April 06, 2013

Vegie soup with pasta

What do you have a lunch on fishing or paddling?
Mostly, I have a soup and bread especially in winter season, from late autumn to early spring.  You may say "no time for cooking during fishing/paddling". Absolutely you may cooking "dinner" need to take time, but my soup recipe is very easy and fast also tasty at lunchtime.
After fishing all midmorning, I think you should have a break and hot soup at lunch for go fishing again!
Wanna try to cooking? ;-)

March 31, 2013

Japanese "Sea" dace / Pacific redfin

Tribolodon brandtii

We call this fish to "Maruta-Woogooi" or "Maruta" and normally they live in sea. But they are entering to the river for spawning on Spring.
It's Now!

March 26, 2013

Urban "HANAMI" paddling, Tokyo 2013

We went to "Hanami" paddling in last weekend.
Do you know "Hanami" culture in Japan? It means go to viewing to Cherry-Blossom. Actually almost Japanese are going to "Hanami" around there on flower season.

March 23, 2013

Fried trout with tomato and vegitable

Wanna try?

You know, normally when I fishing just catch and release but sometime I cook trout, one or two times per year. I think it would be natural. 

If you also cook your trout, your wife would forgive you fishing again. ;)

March 21, 2013

The first trout fishing in 2013

When I was boy, I was dreaming that want to climb the rainbow. And I recommend you should learn how to fishing if you want to catch the rainbow.

February 21, 2013

Why don't you be Indiana Jones?!

This is a part of down town of Tokyo and we can exploring into the deep Tokyo!
You know, urban paddling is ADVENTURE!

Join us!

February 10, 2013

We love cup noodle!

Tama-gawa river is one of most popular river in Tokyo area and usually we go to fishing, paddling and picnic to there.

Of course I bring along my girl to river sometimes, then I seem to she is so happy.

February 06, 2013

Paddling guide in Tokyo

Hello visitors,
If you will be Tokyo or already be in Tokyo, we recommend kayaking in "Tama-gawa" river or "downtown canals" and we have available personal guide service.

January 13, 2013

Winter carp on dry fly, Tokyo. / Pesca con mosca seca por Carpa de invierno, Tokio.

This is the first fishing "Carp on dry" in 2013.
Have you had a fly fishing for carp? You may be surprised to discover one aspect of carp. Actually he may fight incredible power.

Paolo, fish on!

Paolo and I went to Tenkara fishing trip to a mountain stream.