Thursday, February 20, 2014

Tenkara flies in 2014

Takayama Sakasa Kebari
It's been a little while since my last post. I chalk it up to a busy work schedule, holidays, illness in other There has also been a lack of fishing related items of interest.  I purchased a new HMH Spartan vice at the Fly Fishing Show in Somerset, which was exciting to me at least (thankfully I no longer have to tie flies with my $30 vice from Cabella's that has been with me since the beginning). However, I would like to share one item of note. Dave Dirks (Author of Tenkara Fly Fishing: Insights and Strategies) has invited several other tenkara fly tiers and myself to contribute to a new book he plans to release later this spring.  This time Dave's book will focus Tenkara flies, traditional as well as non-traditional patterns. Below are a couple of patterns I have tied for the book.  Hope you enjoy them and be sure to check out Dave's book when it comes out.

Kurobe Kebari

Hida Shokawa Kebari
Okushinano Zakogawa Kebari
Okushinano Uonogawa Kebari
Okushinano Akiyamago Kebari
My own variation of the kebari pictured above...The Barkeater