Catch on to historic form of fishing.

An ancient form of fly-fishing known as tenkara is having a modern resurgence.

With roots in 16th century Japan, it uses a whippy rod with no reel and a long line to dance an artificial fly across the surface of the water.

Portland fly-fisher Dave Hughes offers a lesson in the technique at a meeting of the Medford-based Rogue FlyFishers Association at the Red Lion Hotel, 200 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. with a social hour, and Hughes’ presentation is scheduled to begin shortly after 7 p.m. The monthly meeting is open to the public.

Admission is $20 for full dinner, coffee, dessert and presentation. Admission without dinner is $5. Raffle tickets for a custom fly rod and other items are $1 each. Call 541-776-4094 for information.

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