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Monthly Giveaway – November 2015

Something for nothing? Well I guess you’ve got to help me put the website out there for others to notice, so I guess it’s not really for nothing… So here’s the deal with the website, either go to the facebook page – tenkarastuff  and like the monthly giveaway post to be in with a chance […]

Wading Staff with rod inside – Review by Paddy Hall

Probably like yourself I love fishing and for many reasons and one of those reasons, apart from getting a tight line, I love meeting the people who have the same passion as myself. One such person who certainly has a passion for our piscatorial adventures is a great friend Paddy. Sadly I don’t get to […]

The right feathers

From experience I’ve learnt to not tie certain flies because there are better flies to spend my time on. From the early days of being like a kid in a sweet shop and buying flies because they looked ace!  To being told certain flies where “working well” on the stocked reservoirs, to clearly see that […]

Tenkara from a boat?

    The beauty of Scotland I’ve been going to Scotland for a number of years and if you’ve been you know why the fishing is as it is. We tend to go for the sea fishing but as the Kilninver Estate we stay on has a couple of stunning lochs I always take my […]

Amano Kebari

A quick easy yet very effective fly to tie. This fly has proven itself time again in the dark peat stained water around where I live in the Peak District. Played in the water it induces takes very effectively.       Tenkara Amano Kebari flies – bo 524 £3.99  White 6/0 uni thread body […]

Fujioka Kebari

Fujioka Kebari on Mustad hooks type 3407 size 12. Japanese Zenmai body dubbing, Peacock herl tag and a hackle from an Irish Picric Hen Cape. I’ve incorporated not only a section to show what equipment I use in this video but also how I prepare the Zenmai dubbing as requested via a message after my video of […]

Gujo Kebari

The Gujo Kebari, Made with natural Japanese Zenmai Gujo Kebari on Mustad hooks type 3407 size 12. Japanese Zenmai body dubbing and a White/Cream hackle. Zenmai Watage is used as a body dubbing material for traditional flies (Zenmai-dou flies). Zenmai is a very popular Sansai (Mountain plant) which is also a tasty high quality food. […]

The Killerbug Kebari

The Killerbug Kebari – the evolution  The Killerbug Kebari is a fly that if I was only going to take one fly with me this would be it and it has been in the past. I take my tenkara ten with me now. It really is a brilliant pattern and if I had to choose one fly to fish with […]

Where to fish Tenkara

Tenkara in the UK We’re pretty lucky in the UK for places to fish tenkara. Maybe not the hill river fishing like in Japan but we do have many opportunities to fish tenkara in many places. One of my main “problems” is getting information on where to fish tenkara. The environmental agency and other “agencies” […]