TYING TENKARA FLIES: VOLUME 1
Author: Dr. Hisao Ishigaki, Chris Stewart, and Daniel Galhardo
Publisher: Learn Tenkara, Oct 2012
Learn the principles of sakasa kebari design, & why these flies look the way they do. How to: tie a reverse hackle cleanly & easily, without piling on thread wraps; adapt your favorite Western pattern to the sakasa kebari style; & fish each fly. Videos on this DVD are not limited to the fly-tying bench. You will see fish being caught by Dr. Ishigaki, Chris Stewart & Daniel Galhardo on the very flies they tie on the DVD. You?ll also see many of the flies photographed underwater in fast current. If you have ever wondered how partridge, pheasant, starling & dry-fly hackle differ in the way they behave underwater, you will find out on this DVD. 4 pg full-color booklet w/ recipes for 17 different fly patterns. 2.5 hours.
Discover how to tie your own tenkara flies in LearnTenkara?s new Tying Tenkara Flies DVD.
Features renowned tenkara master Dr. Hisao Ishigaki, TenkaraBum.com founder Chris Stewart and Tenkara USA?s Daniel Galhardo relating insights and advice on tenkara fly-tying as they tie a variety of beautiful and effective flies.
LearnTenkara has pulled out all the stops for our first DVD release. This top-quality disc is packed with 2.5 hours of video covering 17 different fly patterns, including traditional Japanese kebari, hybrids with Western flies and some patterns that are just plain fun to fish with a tenkara rod.
Whether you want to tie the simple Ishigaki Kebari, the venerable Takayama Sakasa Kebari or new inventions like the Sakasa Copperbari and Punk Rock Sakasa Kebari, this DVD will show you how.
The DVD comes with a 4-page, full-color booklet containing recipes for every fly tied on the DVD.
Dr. Ishigaki, Daniel Galhardo, Chris Stewart and Sakakibara Sakasa Kebari
Featured tying tenkara flies on the DVD are: Dr. Ishigaki, Daniel Galhardo and Chris Stewart. All tying videos include crystal-clear macro close-ups of the fly as it is tied. The photo above shows a Sakakibara Sakasa Kebari being tied by Chris Stewart.
If you have ever fished with a sakasa kebari (reverse-hackle fly), you know how effective and fun these flies are to fish. The reverse hackle provides resistance against the rod tip, creating lots of motion underwater to attract fish and opening up new techniques to fish your flies with action instead of just a dead drift.
Japanese tenkara masters have been exploiting the potential of these kebari for centuries, and now you can, too. In Tying Tenkara Flies, you will learn:
?The principles of sakasa kebari design, and why these flies look the way they do
?How to tie a reverse hackle cleanly and easily, without piling on thread wraps
?How to adapt your favorite Western pattern to the sakasa kebari style
?How to fish each fly
?And much more
The videos on this DVD are not limited to the fly-tying bench. You will see fish being caught by Dr. Ishigaki, Chris Stewart and Daniel Galhardo on the very flies they tie on the DVD. You?ll also see many of the flies photographed underwater in fast current. If you have ever wondered how partridge, pheasant, starling and dry-fly hackle differ in the way they behave underwater, you will find out on this DVD.
Chris Stewart, Daniel Galhardo, Punk Rock Sakasa Kebari
The Tying Tenkara Flies DVD begins with Dr. Hisao Ishigaki describing the ?one fly? approach taken by most Japanese tenkara anglers. Then Daniel Galhardo surveys various flies he discovered in his travels in Japan, including kebari made of snakeskin and the fuzz of a zenmai fern. In the final introductory video, Chris Stewart offers some brief advice for new fly tiers on equipment acquisition and saving money on materials.
Then it is on to the 19 fly-tying videos covering 17 different patterns.
You will learn to tie:
The Ishigaki Kebari, as tied by all three featured tiers: Dr. Ishigaki himself, tying with his usual sewing thread and preference for speed over detail. Daniel Galhardo, tying his Ishigaki with ?a few little tweaks.? And Chris Stewart, who ties a neat and streamlined Ishigaki Kebari with careful touching turns.
The Sakakibara Sakasa Kebari, the signature fly of Japanese tenkara master Sakakibara Masami, known in Japan as ?the tenkara demon? (?tenkara no oni?). Tied by Chris Stewart.