Tenkara Fly Fishing Destinations

Why We Go

At Zen, our passion to push the envelope and lead the way in American Tenkara has taken us to amazing fly fishing destinations around world. We’ve landed big fish never imagined possible on tenkara rods. We’ve fished small waters in the most breathtaking surroundings. Fishing at a destination—tenkara style or with a rod and reel setup— is a whole new experience that pushes you out of your comfort zone, giving you the opportunity to experience something new in an exotic location.

The best fishing in the world, fantastic locations, connecting with expert anglers, indulging in gourmet food, meeting warm and authentic people from around the globe—that’s why we go!

Why You Go

You go for a fly-fishing adventure like no other, to create new memories and stories, and face new challenges. You want to get out and see the world. Do something different. Meet warm, down-to-earth, friendly people. We’ve been to the destinations we offer multiple times, so you can feel confident that you’re fishing with the best guides and staying at spectacular lodges to ensure a incredible experience.

The camaraderie and intimacy of small groups allow us to provide a unique experience tailored for you. You’ll often have the opportunity to fish with Zen Tenkara founder and owner, get expert coaching and advice on equipment, learn new techniques, and know that you’ll get top-notch service – whether you’re going on one of our hosted trips or traveling to a Zen destination on your own, because we have established relationships and consider these locations, part of the Zen family. These aren’t just great lodges—these are amazing lodges in spectacular locations, that provide a superb rod and reel experience as well as a never before tenkara experience. We guarantee that because we’ve trained, certified and fished with them repeatedly over the years. Whether you join us on a hosted trip or book a separate date, you’ll be taken care of and have an amazing time.

Why Go With Zen

Our professionally designed trips promise outstanding accommodations with exceptional food, personal service, maximum time on the water, and they’re certain to thrill anglers at every skill level. With Zen, we aim to live large and enjoy the experience to the max.

We’re leaders in American Tenkara. We fish around the globe, push limits and break records.  We’ve done this in some of the most breathtaking places on the planet.  Our roots are in traditional tenkara, it’s beauty and simplicity. But we’re rebels at heart breaking the boundaries of this fixed line fly fishing method. We represent both the yin and yang of tenkara and support you in finding your balance on the water. Plus, we have established relationships with the best lodges and outfitters in each region and want to extend that hospitality, excitement and adventure to you. At Zen we offer:

  • Certified tenkara guides and lodges
  • Rod and reel and tenkara coaching
  • Ultimate adventure
  • Insider knowledge
  • Spectacular locations
  • Fabulous accommodations and dining
  • Unmatched, personalized service
  • Fishing with the owner
  • Thrills of a lifetime
  • Life in a BIG way

Where To?

Join us on an upcoming trip or create your own adventure!

Custom Adventures

Costa Rica

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Soliman Bay, Tulum


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Pico Rio, Chubut, Patagonia


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