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Tenkara fly collection slideshow

On May 2, 2013
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Here is a slideshow of the majority of my collection of tenkara flies. Most of these flies were gifts from tenkara anglers in Japan, and a large part of this collection was tied by Mr. Yoshikazu Fujioka who recreated historical tenkara flies he learned about in books and through hearsay.

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  1. Great collection of flies! I have tried to a tie a few of them myself!

  2. Matt says:

    Thank you so much for this incredible resource. I can’t wait to tie some of these patterns. It really makes it hard to think of fishing one fly…I wanna fish ’em all.

  3. Matt says:

    Do you know how heavy that line is that is tied into the eyeless flies? How long is it and do you connect it with a loop to loop connection to the main line or tippet?

    • Matt and Jeremy,

      The ones that have a long clear line are essentially snelled hooks with a heavy tippet at the end. In Japan it is very common to have eyeless hooks and this is a way to make an eye. I’d guess they are 3X. I am not sure what knot the original anglers would have preferred, but I’d likely use a loop to loop, this would allow me to change flies without cutting tippet.

  4. Jeremy says:

    Thanks for sharing the flies Daniel. I too am curious about the tippet attached to several of the flies. I’d like to try making a few of them. Got any more cool flies to share?

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