Wet of the Week, it’s our Mouching way to give a hand to our buddies at Keep’em Wet. Fishporn it is, but of the wet kind: a thousand and one ways to shoot your catch without torturing it.

This week, we’re Eastbound, to the country of the Masu salmon, the famous yamame trouts, the country of the emptiness’ aesthetics and of tenkara… Our internet friend, Kiichiro Emoto, fishes the beautiful mountain streams of Japan with fine bamboo or glass rods, takes wonderful fish and shoots them by himself, and very well.


KEEP’EM WET — We were No-Kill for as long as we remember, then the digital revolution came along and suddenly we’ve seen fish everywhere, lipped, boga gripped, handled, squeezed, strangled, fingered in the gills etc. Tens of thousands of grip’n grins, show me that fish and your smile, and extend your arms as far as you can, it will look bigger… We did some too. And like for everyone else, sometimes we fumbled, and the fish took a hit for the cause. Then we read the casualty statistics. We thought about post-fight asphyxia…

And naturally we joined the ranks of Keep’Em Wet.