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#1 CasualAngler

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 03:59 PM

Hello! My name is Alan, & I live in Denver, CO.

Avid angler for many Years. Just started flyfishing a short while back. Always thought tying was an art form, & was intimidated by all the Tools & Materials choices. But, I did buy a Starter kit & ended up never using it. Now I'm intrigued by Tenkara, & the apparent simplicity of the flies used.

So, I thought I'd give it a try... & here I am! Hope to learn lots, & maybe get some Ideas.

Thanks!

#2 rstaight

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 05:49 PM

Welcome from Indiana. There are a lot of super people on this site.

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#3 feathers5

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 06:15 PM

Welcome from Pennsylvania. We're all willing to help.



#4 mikechell

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 08:17 PM

Welcome to the site.  Good luck with learning to tie.


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#5 Tom Cummings

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 09:44 PM

Welcome from New Jersey I find that there is always something to learn and this site has an active community that will always bring forth a new challenge to achieve and the rewards far outweighs the intimidation of producing perfection

Enjoy and be proud of any and all attempts and success or failures. Its the end result of tying a fly fishing it and landing a fish that counts. Not perfection or beauty of the fly though in time that will accur.

#6 CasualAngler

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 09:54 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome!

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 10:27 PM

Welcome to the site. Tenkara seems like a great way to get into fly tying. There's a traditional Tenkara enthusiast in Japan who has put out a really nice website. I've never been fully hooked and landed by the Tenkara bug myself, but looking through his website helped me understand those who have. Here it is, if you're interested. My favorite parts of his website are the sections on "flies" and "equipment" (scroll to the very bottom).

http://www.hi-ho.ne....bari_study.html
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#8 CasualAngler

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 12:20 AM

Welcome to the site. Tenkara seems like a great way to get into fly tying. There's a traditional Tenkara enthusiast in Japan who has put out a really nice website. I've never been fully hooked and landed by the Tenkara bug myself, but looking through his website helped me understand those who have. Here it is, if you're interested. My favorite parts of his website are the sections on "flies" and "equipment" (scroll to the very bottom).
http://www.hi-ho.ne....bari_study.html


Wow... what a website! So many regional variations, both reverse & "standard" Hackle.

Thanks for the Link; definitely bookmarked it!

:)

#9 onebadmofo

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 07:46 PM

Good to see another Coloradan here. Welcome from down south of you about 170 miles.



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Posted 14 September 2018 - 08:12 PM

 

http://www.hi-ho.ne....bari_study.html

Many of those flies aren't so different from the stuff out  of UK in years gone by, and could be fished with regular tackle. The reversed hackles look to me as though they would foul on the leader and would resist retrieval, best suspended from a long rod with a short line.

Most flies can be fished like live bait, say crickets or worms, it's not so complicated as we let others believe, and there is no secret handshake needed. Welcome to the madness. 



#11 J-Kno

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 12:07 AM

Welcome from another Coloradoan. If you get a chance, swing by the Orvis Park Meadows Fall Fly Tying Fanatics Fest Saturday, November 10th from 10:00 – 5:00. There will be about 30 tiers there throughout the day.



#12 CasualAngler

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 10:09 PM

Thanks for the Welcome! It's greatly appreciated!

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