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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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  • Angles For Capturing Richer Colors In Trout Photos
    September 12, 2022

    Angles For Capturing Richer Colors In Trout Photos

    Have you ever caught a beautiful trout and taken a photo of it and when you got home you find the photo did not capture all the wonderful colors of the trout? Super frustrating, let me show you a quick tip with the right angles to instantly and easily improve your trout photos...
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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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