Archive | Tenkara Fly Fishing


Tweet November in Montana is exciting because of the promise of snow. Before November, you have to go to high elevations to find snow, like in this photo, which is my camp in Maloney Basin in the Anaconda-Pintlar Wilderness with the Ultralight Backpacking Boot Camp on the night of November 1, 2012. The promise of…

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The Tenkarabugger for Trophy Trout

Tweet I love fishing, and teaching, the traditional Japanese method of tenkara using a light rod, fine tippet, and a sparse and simple soft-hackled fly. But the season for huge brown trout is just around the corner and one can only eat from a bento box for so long before he wakes up sweating in…

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Kebari (Tenkara) Baetis – A Reverse-Hackle Emerger

Tweet Since it’s high baetis season in Southwest Montana right now, I thought I’d share what I’d fish with during a baetis hatch if I could only haveĀ one fly: the Kebari (Tenkara) Baetis. The pattern is presented in the order of construction, and as typical of tenkara flies, is tied reverse-style. Hook: standard wire, straight-eye…

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