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Hello from Colorado
Posted 07 September 2018 - 03:59 PM
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.
Posted 07 September 2018 - 05:49 PM
"Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary." - Patrick F. McManus
Posted 07 September 2018 - 09:44 PM
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.
Posted 07 September 2018 - 10:27 PM
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).
Wow... what a website! So many regional variations, both reverse & "standard" Hackle.
Thanks for the Link; definitely bookmarked it!
Posted 14 September 2018 - 08:12 PM
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.