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  • How To Replace a Tenkara Rod Part
    March 28, 2023

    How To Replace a Tenkara Rod Part

    This is a simple process but we wanted to show you the process to make it clear and to help you avoid any issues you might run into if you did it the wrong way.   You can get DRAGONtail Tenkara...

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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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  • Back Casting Over The Willows - Tenkara Advantages
    August 30, 2022

    Back Casting Over The Willows - Tenkara Advantages

    One of my favorite things about using tenkara gear when fishing creeks surrounded by willows is I don't really have to worry about my back cast. This allows me to get into the best positions to fish the water before me without worrying about back cast snags. Let me show you in this video...
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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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  • Wire Body Sakasa Kebari
    October 10, 2021

    Wire Body Sakasa Kebari

    Over the years we have sold countless Wire Body Sakasa Kebari. With that in mind we wanted to help show everyone our personal technique in wrapping the wire. This pattern color combination I will call the Iron Man Sakasa Kebari...

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