Tenkara Flies

 

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Been trying to get into a fly tying groove. Working on my basic skills, especially doing my whip finishes by hand. Using a whip finishing tool seems to make things more difficult. So I keep it simple, minimalist and quick. 100 Yen sewing thread, some simple hackles, and that’s it! A little peacock herl for flash. All size 12 dry fly hooks, some done on non-traditional klinkhammer hooks just to be different. No rhyme or reason, just experimenting and getting a bunch of flies ready for the summer as the waters start to recede on the mountain streams.

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a sakasa kebari tied on a #12 klinkhammer style hook with black sewing thread (100 Yen) and partridge soft hackle

 

What do you think?