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Tying the Takayama Tenkara Fly

Tying the Takayama Tenkara Fly

Tenkara fly tying can be pretty easy. Watch this video to learn how to to tie the takayama kebari (tenkara fly), a fly thought to have originated in the area around Takayama in Japan. Its most distinctive feature is the collar made with peacock herl.

Fly tying materials for tying the takayama tenkara fly:
A hook, we like size 12
Sewing thread, any color will work
Peacock herl for collar
Feather for hackle, we like pheasant feathers for this.