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  • Amano Sakasa Kebari - Tenkara Fly Tying
    March 10, 2023

    Amano Sakasa Kebari - Tenkara Fly Tying

    This fly is commonly tied with silk thread, I really like the Semperfli Pure Silk thread for this fly in the Straw color. Mr. Katsutoshi Amano (well known tenkara angler in Japan) commonly tied this fly in his hand without a vise....

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  • Purple Takayama-Sakasa Tenkara Fly Tying Pattern
    March 1, 2023

    Purple Takayama-Sakasa Tenkara Fly Tying Pattern

    The Takayam-Sakasa Kebari was developed in the Takayama region of Japan with a forward facing soft hackle, peacock thorax, and simple thread body. You can tie this simple tenkara fly in many different thread or hackle colors but purple is...

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  • Killer Kebari Variant Tenkara Fly Tying Pattern
    February 23, 2023

    Killer Kebari Variant Tenkara Fly Tying Pattern

    How to tie a Killer Kebari fly pattern. This is a fantastic tenkara fly created by the Chris Stuart (of Tenkara Bum) during the early years of tenkara and was based off of the Killer Bug Fly. Chris used yarn colored with marker to...

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  • Little Black Jun Kebari - Tenkara Fly Tying Video
    July 7, 2022

    Little Black Jun Kebari - Tenkara Fly Tying Video

    This is a very effective little soft hackle for anywhere trout live. I normally don't fish small flies that much but my dad was fishing this fly a lot last year with great success. I have made it a staple in my fly box this year and it has been great, especially when the fish are not hitting my normal size 12 flies that I fish most of the time. Works great on both small and large fish. 
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  • violet mendori jun kebari
    November 10, 2021

    Violet Mendori Jun Kebari

    Hen Feathers are our absolute favorite to tie, and tying them in a Jun or Soft Hackle style is our go to.  We have tremendous confidence in these styles of patterns.  Mendori means Hen Feather, and Jun means normal hackle. ...

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