I was talking about both videos. The first one really needs no comment. The second one looks like he had someone netting the fish for him since his flagpole was so far away.
I just don’t get the whole Tenkara thing? You can do the same thing with a fly rod by holding the line with your finger on the cork, but you have the option of letting line out if needed and reeling it in to land the fish. The longer Tenkara rod may have some advantage, but the disadvantage of no reel seems more important. An 11′ fly rod will be close to the Tenkara. Some Tenkara rods are that length.
I guess i’m too old school to be tempted by another method other than fly fishing.