Takayama Sakasa Kebari Tenkara Fly

Takayama Sakasa Kebari

The Takayama sakasa kebari is a classic tenkara fly that is tied in many color variations.  But basically, it’s characterized by having a thread abdomen, a peacock thorax, and forward facing hackle.  My first encounter with this fly was the red version so that’s what I chose to base my interpretation on.  Here’s my recipe…

Tenkara Times Motive Rod

Tenkara Times Motive Rod

Having already tested rods from Tenkara Times such as the 1st Step and Next, I was already familiar with their quality before receiving their their Motive Rod.  In my experience, Tenkara Times makes very good rods with actions I like.  And the Motive is no exception.  Here is my review… Action The Motive is the longest rod Tenkara Times makes…

Blue tenkara fly

Smurfette

After reading about Chris Stewart’s blue fly challenge and receiving some of his blue yarn by happenstance, I thought it would be fun to experiment a bit with blue.  So, I came up with this pattern.  I haven’t tried it yet but I’m sure it will catch fish.  And even if it doesn’t, I like it…

Titanium Tenkara Line

Titanium Tenkara Line

That’s right.  Titanium.  As in the metal.  Believe it or not, some tenkara anglers in Japan use lines made of thin titanium wire instead of fluorocarbon or nylon.  This might seem strange, but titanium lines have some interesting properties that give them some distinct advantages.  I recently got to try out a titanium line that…