I’ve been working on a project that will take me a while to complete, I actually started it almost two years ago, inspired by My Best Mountain Streams – Yoshikazu Fujioka (my tenkara flies teacher) and incorporating flies from people I have met in Japan. It is starting to look cool. It is a map of Japan with tenkara flies from different areas. As I learn of new flies, and go through the flies gifted to me in my travels to Japan, the map will become fuller. I hope it will serve as a useful resource.
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I like it!
Very Cool Daniel…I look forward to seeing more flies in the future!
Great idea, Daniel! Looking forward to seeing new additions!
Cool. The map should make an informative new way to seen the information inside Yoshikazu’s graph in his Kebari Patterns notebook. As well as his pictures of kebari from different areas.
I was wondering if you could share the recipe for a couple of these flies. I think I’ve got the idea on most of them, but do you know what went into the Gujo and what is the hackle on the Takayama? If these flies are covered in the DVD I guess I’ll be ordering one soon. Thanks a bunch…what a wonderful resource.
Matt, I’ll see what I can find out. But generally the recipe is pretty easy and the materials perhaps not super important.
The Gujo takes rooster hackle and dubbing (not sure what was traditionally used)
That sounds about right to me. I am tying all the time and use anything and everything on hand, but once in a while I see a fly that looks so good that I think, “I gotta have one of those.” In this case the Gujo looks so buggy to me that I want one just like the photo.