Magnetic North - equipping alpine seekers
equipping alpine seekers




from 350.00

The original and only outfitter offering run-fish-run tenkara trips.

As featured in Kavu, Tenkara Angler, and Trail Sisters.

Official Tenkara USA guide service.

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Ever wanted to learn how to fly-fish or to take your existing fly-fishing practice to some wild places? Join me for a single-day catch-and-release alpine lake journey on foot. Currently booking trips at either a hiking or running pace. I am proud to be the first and only outfitter to offer run-fish-run trips.

The Tenkara rod is the perfect vehicle by which to combine mountain running and trout fishing - though you're also welcome to bring your own rod and reel. We will not take any fish from the waters and will only use barbless hooks to minimize our impact on the fish populations.

  • A seasoned fisher will experience the creative challenge posed by the ultra-light gear, honing the precise technique necessary for fishing alpine lakes with minimal tools at hand.

  • A novice fisher will enjoy the intuitive nature of the Tenkara rod, learning to cast effectively within fifteen minutes and think like a fish.

  • A trail runner will recognize a new utility for their sport of choice.

Join me, a Methow local, avid fly-fisher, and endurance coach, on this totally unique yet accessible adventure in the trout-filled North Cascades. We provide fishing gear, Tenkara instruction, light run coaching on the way, and lunch at the lake - you bring the running legs. Also available as a hiking option to the same lakes.

Pricing is $500 per day for a 1:1 session and $350 per person, per day for two to three fishers. This price includes all gear necessary for the running and fishing portions of the trip as well as lunch and a snack perfectly-calibrated for the effort. Bring your running shoes, sunglasses, and running clothes and you’re all set.

Presented in partnership with the Okanogan National Forest.