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tying tenkara flies dvd

Discover how to tie your own tenkara flies in LearnTenkara’s new Tying Tenkara Flies DVD.

Tying Tenkara Flies features renowned tenkara master Dr. Hisao Ishigaki, TenkaraBum.com founder Chris Stewart and Tenkara USA’s Daniel Galhardo relating insights and advice on tenkara fly-tying as they tie a variety of beautiful and effective flies.

LearnTenkara has pulled out all the stops for our first DVD release. This top-quality disc is packed with 2.5 hours of video covering 17 different fly patterns, including traditional Japanese kebari, hybrids with Western flies and some patterns that are just plain fun to fish with a tenkara rod.

Whether you want to tie the simple Ishigaki Kebari, the venerable Takayama Sakasa Kebari or new inventions like the Sakasa Copperbari and Punk Rock Sakasa Kebari, this DVD will show you how.

The DVD comes with a 4-page, full-color booklet containing recipes for every fly tied on the DVD.

Dr. Ishigaki, Daniel Galhardo, Chris Stewart and Sakakibara Sakasa Kebari

Featured tying tenkara flies on the DVD are (top, from left) Dr. Ishigaki, Daniel Galhardo and Chris Stewart. All tying videos include crystal-clear macro close-ups of the fly as it is tied. The photo above shows a Sakakibara Sakasa Kebari being tied by Chris Stewart.

If you have ever fished with a sakasa kebari (reverse-hackle fly), you know how effective and fun these flies are to fish. The reverse hackle provides resistance against the rod tip, creating lots of motion underwater to attract fish and opening up new techniques to fish your flies with action instead of just a dead drift.

Japanese tenkara masters have been exploiting the potential of these kebari for centuries, and now you can, too. In Tying Tenkara Flies, you will learn:

–The principles of sakasa kebari design, and why these flies look the way they do
–How to tie a reverse hackle cleanly and easily, without piling on thread wraps
–How to adapt your favorite Western pattern to the sakasa kebari style
–How to fish each fly
–And much more

The videos on this DVD are not limited to the fly-tying bench. You will see fish being caught by Dr. Ishigaki, Chris Stewart and Daniel Galhardo on the very flies they tie on the DVD. You’ll also see many of the flies photographed underwater in fast current. If you have ever wondered how partridge, pheasant, starling and dry-fly hackle differ in the way they behave underwater, you will find out on this DVD.

Chris Stewart, Daniel Galhardo, Punk Rock Sakasa Kebari

From Left: Chris Stewart with a 19" brown trout caught on a Partridge & Orange Sakasa Kebari, Daniel Galhardo with a 20" brown trout caught on an Ishigaki Kebari, and the Punk Rock Sakasa Kebari in motion underwater.

The Tying Tenkara Flies DVD begins with Dr. Hisao Ishigaki describing the “one fly” approach taken by most Japanese tenkara anglers. Then Daniel Galhardo surveys various flies he discovered in his travels in Japan, including kebari made of snakeskin and the fuzz of a zenmai fern. In the final introductory video, Chris Stewart offers some brief advice for new fly tiers on equipment acquisition and saving money on materials.

Then it is on to the 19 fly-tying videos covering 17 different patterns.

You will learn to tie:

thumbnail imageThe Ishigaki Kebari, as tied by all three featured tiers: Dr. Ishigaki himself, tying with his usual sewing thread and preference for speed over detail. Daniel Galhardo, tying his Ishigaki with “a few little tweaks.” And Chris Stewart, who ties a neat and streamlined Ishigaki Kebari with careful touching turns.

thumbnail imageThe Sakakibara Sakasa Kebari, the signature fly of Japanese tenkara master Sakakibara Masami, known in Japan as “the tenkara demon” (“tenkara no oni”). Tied by Chris Stewart.

thumbnail imageA variation of the Amano Kebari, the signature fly of tenkara master Katsutoshi Amano. Tied by Daniel Galhardo.

thumbnail imageThe Takayama Sakasa Kebari, a legendary sakasa kebari originating in the Takayama region of Japan. Tied by Chris Stewart.

thumbnail imageThe Pheasant Tail Sakasa Kebari, adapted from the pheasant-tail-bodied flies originally created by Frank Sawyer. Tied by Chris Stewart.

thumbnail imageThe Sakasa Copperbari, developed and tied by Chris Stewart. This is a useful fly for sinking deeper or faster than a typical kebari will do.

thumbnail imageThe Punk Rock Sakasa Kebari, developed by Ashley Valentine of LearnTenkara and similar to the kebari tied in the Okumino Itoshiro region of Japan. Tied by Chris Stewart.

thumbnail imageThe Killer Kebari, developed and tied by Chris Stewart. A buggier variation of the very effective Killer Bug.

And nine more patterns, including: Starling & Purple Sakasa Kebari, Stewart Spider, Tummel-Style Sakasa Kebari, Partridge & Olive Sakasa Kebari (tied by special guest Dennis Galyardt), Peacock Herl Sakasa Kebari, CDC & Elk, Killer Bug, Utah Killer Bug (by special guest Rob Worthing) and Utah Killer Kebari (by special guest Erik Ostrander).

If you love tenkara flies, you are going to love this DVD.

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Your DVD will ship out same-day if you order before 3 pm Central Time, Monday through Friday. Later orders ship the next business morning. You will receive a delivery confirmation number via email when your order ships. Our top-quality DVD is playable in all territories (no region encoding). Your receipt will read “Beyond Belief Media Company.”

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Our Tying Tenkara Flies Vol. 1 DVD features Dr. Ishigaki, Chris Stewart and Daniel Galhardo tying 17 different patterns. Some people are calling Tying Tenkara Flies the best fly-tying DVD ever produced -- and we agree!

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