August 27, 2013

Tenkara Tuesday - A Kebari Keepsake

Welcome to Tenkara Tuesday.

One of the projects I was just about to finish up when I had to pack everything up to move to Florida was a picture frame/display for the flies traded in February's Tenkara-Fisher fly swap. In addition to the wonderfully crafted flies (a few to fish, a few to keep), Anthony Naples was kind enough to send an original piece of art back to each tyer of their respective fly. As such, I wanted to create a decorative keepsake.

Almost 5 months later, here it is.

I'll be honest, I'm not the craftiest of people, so there is probably a way this could have been executed significantly better that it was, but I'm surprisingly happy with the results. Clean & simple, just like tenkara. Just rod craft store frame, line, & fly.  


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  1. I like the simplicity of it. Neat and crisp.
    Well done

  2. Fantastic job Mike. personally, I would be proud to hang that on my wall.

  3. That is a project I have been trying to get to also. I like the way you incorporated every tiers fly into the frame. I did not think to do that. Nice job.

  4. That is a beautiful piece Anthony!

  5. Find a walk-in Beer cooler and spend some quality time there.