In February of 2019 eleven fly tyers from the Appalachian Tenkara Anglers Facebook group participated in a “Winter Fly Swap.”
There were no strict rules. Simply tie up a few flies and drop them in the mail to be consolidated and re-distributed. The resulting flies were incredible! As a participant, I have fished all of them at this point… and am happy to report they catch fish exceptionally as well.
Photos (and in most cases names & ingredient lists) are featured below just in case you’d like to give a few of these patterns a spin on your vise.
If you’re interested in tying some of your own flies, Tenkara Angler highly recommends checking out the hook, thread, feather, and yarn selection at Dragontail Tenkara. It’s surprisingly extensive.
This article originally appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of Tenkara Angler magazine.
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