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Featured tenkara flies from Japan

On July 20, 2012
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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.

Tenkara flies collection

Tenkara fly collection

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.

Tenkara fly chart by Mr. Yoshikazu Fujioka

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:

Tenkara Fly - Morioka Kebari by Mr. Fujioka

Morioka Kebari. Tenkara fly tied by Mr. Fujioka using rooster, silk and peacock herl



 

Itoshiro Kebari - Tenkara flies tied by Mr. Fujioka

Itoshiro Kebari – Tenkara fly tied by Mr. Fujioka using hackle webb and peacock herl

Tenkara fly tied by Eiji Yamakawa eyeless hook, bright yellow

Tenkara fly tied by Eiji Yamakawa, http://www.tenkarausa.com/blog/?p=1548

Tenkara fly tied by Mr. Takashi Yoshida

Tenkara fly tied by Mr. Takashi Yoshida

Akiyama Tenkara Fly tied by Mr. Yoshikazu Fujioka

Akiyama Tenkara Fly tied by Mr. Yoshikazu Fujioka, rooster and silk

Tenkara fly tied by Jason using camel hair

Tenkara fly tied by Jason using camel hair

 

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Tenkara fly tied by Mr. Fujioka, thought to have been used near Nikko, Japan. Not sure where in the chart it will fit.

More coming soon, or available daily on our Facebook page.

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4 Responses to Featured tenkara flies from Japan

  1. Jeremy says:

    I know I posted this link before but it applies yet again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8yr_StC3uw

  2. TJ Ferreira says:

    Jeremy, “real tomato catsup eddie?”

    Love Chevy Chase.

    TK

  3. Jeremy says:

    Morioka Kebari. is really nice, my favorite, TJ “only the best Clark”

  4. About Nikko kebari.
    Regardless of the existence of wing, I have classified the classification of Nikko kebari into “Soft Hackle, Long Hackle, Normal”.
    The traditional Japanese kebari which has wing is rare.
    I think that this probably has influence of Western fly.

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