written by Jason
The first in a series of tenkara fly tying videos is now available on the Tenkara USA website. If you’re just getting into tenkara and buying a rod and line, it might be a good idea to add on this video which shows you how you can also save money and deepen your engagement in the sport by tying your own flies with minimal cost. Aside from saving money, catching a fish on a fly you tied yourself is extremely rewarding. I always encourage newbies to try tying. It’s not as hard as you might think and this DVD shows you just how easy it is in high definition video with clear, easy-to-understand instructions. I wish they had videos like this when I was first learning to tie.
Read Jason’s review here.
I’ve watched a lot of fly tying videos and none of them hold a candle to this one in quality or volume of content. Plus, you get a booklet outlining all of the patterns in the video with their recipes which makes for a convenient vise-side reference. 2.5 hours of video, 17 patterns, and tips & tricks from the masters for only $25. In my opinion, it’s a huge vale. Get the DVD here.
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I got mine this weekend. How many DVDs do you have where they tie only half a dozen flies? Well this DVD covers probably 2 dozen different flies. There is a TON of information here.
One of my favorite sections is when Dr Ishigaki, Daniel Galhardo, and Chris Stewart all tie their version of the same fly. It really takes you away from the mindset of “This piece of biot must be exactly .37mm back from the hook eye and can only be tied with thread made from mottled bison fur” and more towards the mindset of “make something that looks pretty much like this and it will catch fish.”
Greg, thanks for the comment and feedback on the DVD. Very glad you enjoyed it and indeed the insight on “make something that looks like pretty much like this and it will catch fish.” is a good one.