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This article is about Mr. Horie.

Posted on | April 18, 2013

I remember it was around 94 when I met Mr. Horie for the first time at Nagoya Tenkara Summit.

He was an interesting person. He had a very unconventional humour.

Mr. Horie is a pioneer of modern Tenkara who tried an original technique for fly and line.

I felt familiar with Mr. Horie because I used to fly fish also tried to use elk hair for Tenkara.

Since then I choose my way of Tenkara and don’t use fly tools. But, it feels like we are aiming similar direction.

I think he has an exciting fishing style.

He liked luring fish to the water surface and catching them as they took the bait.

It is interesting to watch fish eat the fly.

As you can see, he had a sense of fun and I believe that was important for him.


We saw him at Kansa Rever(Aichi-ken) 2nd time.

It was a tough day  and he was looking at me.

I noticed a couple of times and he was watching my technique.


He visited my home a couple of times. Maybe 3 times if I’m correct. It was when we were going on an ‘over night fishing trip'(TV )

He made spaghetti and coffee for us. It was fun.

He picked me for a fishing magazine talk event.

I can’t forget that he welcomed me with big smile.



4 Responses to “This article is about Mr. Horie.”

  1. Adam
    April 18th, 2013 @ 12:02 PM

    Thank you Masami, that was ani honorable and beautiful introduction. I only hope that I can do just a little bit of what you do to spread modern Tenkara. Thank you so much.

  2. Oni
    April 19th, 2013 @ 11:29 AM

    Dear Adam Thanks a lot!!

  3. Stephen
    April 21st, 2013 @ 12:08 AM

    I have followed Mr. Horie’s theme and have admired his attitude and dedication to tenkara.
    I am sorry to hear of his passing.

    I will think of him when I fish tenkara.

  4. Oni
    April 21st, 2013 @ 11:32 AM

    Dear Stephen Thank you beautiful words for Horie.

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