November 3, 2015

Tenkara Tuesday - 2015 Appalachian Tenkara Anglers Blue Lines & Brookies Kebari Swap

Welcome to Tenkara Tuesday...

While not a prolific fly tyer, I do enjoy participating in a good fly swap every now and then. It's pretty interesting to see what others can whip up on their vises...or perhaps even in-hand.

Recently, the opportunity presented itself on the Appalachian Tenkara Anglers Facebook group page. Themed "Blue Lines & Brookies" this fly swap was introduced as follows by the "swapmeister" Joe Deppe: 
"Anthony Naples of Three Rivers Tenkara is our guest tyer! Anthony has brought us Casting Around, his art work, Tenkara Times and now ONI rods to the USA and now he is bringing you the chance to get a must have set of backcountry kebari!! The theme is just that Backcountry Kebari. What is backcountry to me may not be to you but that is all right as long as we all get a big pack of Kebari in the mail. Think Blue Lines and Brook Trout and you will be on the right track. Need suggestions just ask on this post. New and need pointers on tying ask away. If you are headed to the Tenkara Campout this is the swap not to miss. Everyone there will be jealous when you open your fly box full of these!"
So without further adieu, here are the flies from the "Blue Lines & Brookies" swap, a nice balance between reverse hackle kebari, wet flies, and dry flies. There's a little bit for everyone...well done by all!

Anthony Naples: Pass Lake Wet Fly

Anthony Naples: Peacock Caddis

Bob Olsen: Starling Nymph

Jason Konopinski: Purple Kebari
(Photo liberated from Facebook as I did not receive his fly in my box)

Jason Sparks: Assorted Kebari

Jason Sparks: Foam Square Ant

Jason Sparks: Shotaro Kebari

Jeremiah Brown: Killer Kebari

Micah Brown: Black Stonefly Nymph

Mike Agneta: Beadhead Road Kone Kebari

Mike Agneta: Tellico Kebari

Peter Brath: Guinea Hen Kebari

Rob Worthington-Kirsch: Green Weenie & Starling

Rob Worthington-Kirsch: Utah Killer Bug & Starling

Robb Chunco: Gold Ribbed Bracken Clock

Susan Johnson: Yellow Sally Kebari


Are you a tenkara angler? Do you have a story, pictures, video, fly recipe, or simply a fishing report from one of your recent tenkara adventures? If so, I'd really enjoy hearing from you for an upcoming Tenkara Tuesday post or Tenkara Angler magazine! Feel free to send an email HERE, I'd love to publish your original contribution.


  1. Well done to all the fly tiers....there are definitely some beautiful and effective looking flies in that bunch! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I can't believe my fly is on here. I am still pretty new at fly tying but love it.