Patagonia selling tenkara gear

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Lugan, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

    Patagonia is selling tenkara fishing gear:

    I like that company for its high quality and corporate ethos, but now we'll have hipsters crowding our streams around Seattle.
  2. JasonG

    JasonG Active Member

    I don't know what's worse hipsters or yuppies.
  3. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith Active Member

    There are nicer Tenkara rods to be had for a lot less. I don't know what's so yupster about it.
  4. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

    Tenkara is a ancient form of simplistic fly fishing ,which like speyfishing is making a come back. What's old is now being rediscovered with modern technology.I have found it to be another form of entertainment in the realm of fly fishing.
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  5. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

    Rural grundgesters are the worst.
  6. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

    <troll> Yuppies and hipsters are annoying, but so are stubborn old men. <troll/>
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  7. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Tenkara=A cane pole and a piece of string and a worm and a bobber. I fished that way when I was a little tyke.
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  8. t_law

    t_law Active Member

    Dude, do you know what a hipster actually is, or what defines a hipster? Go stand on Capital Hill and let me know if you see any hipsters (assuming you actually know what you're looking for) wearing Patagonia. Hint: The people you see wearing Patagonia are not hipsters.
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  9. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

    Anyone every high stick nymph with those things?
  10. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

    You're probably right that I no longer know what a hipster is. I lived on Capitol Hill for half a year in 1999 when I moved here and similar hip 'hoods in Chicago before that. Now I'm an old guy living in the 'burbs, and am probably clueless. i assumed some of the people I see with Patagonia down jackets and vests in Seattle are hipsters, but maybe I'm wrong.
  11. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy No mas

    that has already been going on if ya didn't notice
  12. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

  13. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

    Thanks David, that helps. Made me think that I should just do an image search for "hipster":

    Looks like the males of that subspecies are a mix of what I used to call "metrosexual" and "granola dude". Is that about right?
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  14. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

    Arguing over what a hipster is? That's a whole new level of something for WFF.

    In honor of the special occasion...

  15. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

    Yeah, sorry Josh. Just trying to keep my knowledge on this important topic up to date. (Poor little kitty).
  16. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

    I have to say "I guess." I never saw a hipster in Seattle as a child-young man, so I don't really know. We were more T-Shirts and Flannel.
  17. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

    That cat is winning! How rich does a person have to be to get someone else to wipe their butthole?

    OK, kids and old people not included.
  18. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

    AND, FWIW...I really like 40's music and 40-50's furniture. Maybe I am a closet hipster? In jeans and a flannel?
  19. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

    Bobber maybe, but no worms involved!
  20. jwg

    jwg Active Member

    yvonne chouinard wrote an article about Tenkara fishing in a fly fishing magazine, and evidently likes it.

    so I suspect adding Tenkara to their product line is more the influence of the old founder than the young hipsters.