For a couple of weeks we have been posting numerous interesting tenkara fly patterns on our Facebook page – daily. Many of these were tied by Mr. Yoshikazu Fujioka, my teacher on the aspect of tenkara flies, and several others were tied by tenkara anglers I have met and exchanged flies with in Japan.
There are some amazing gems amidst the collection. Though the sakasa kebari (or, reverse-hackle fly) are the most prominent and characteristic type of tenkara fly, not all of them are tied in that fashion. Here’s a chart that Mr. Fujioka put together about the most common styles of tenkara flies. See where the flies below will fit within the chart.
Several flies we are featuring are interpretations of historical flies by Mr. Fujioka, some are modern creations and a few may have been passed down from father to son. If you get a chance, join our Facebook page for the daily inspiration provided by these tenkara flies. Or, check in here in a couple of weeks for more flies.
Here are some highlights of the flies we have posted so far:
More coming soon, or available daily on our Facebook page.