About a week or so ago Chris, at "The North River" blog and I got a fly swap going, and exchanged a few flies. I have been reading "The North River" for some time and have always enjoyed Chris's wonderful Tenkara flies. He is a fine fly tyer who has put some of the well known traditional flies into the Tenkara style.
I fish the Ausable Bomber, and the Royal Coachman dry flies, in fact they are probably my go to flies 90 percent of the time. And when I saw how Chris converted these two into the Tenkara style, I knew they would be effective. And they were.
The first time on the water they brought a lot of activity, and a few gems to hand. As the waters warm a bit these flies will be taking their share of wild trout.
The Royal Sakasa Kebari
On this day I fished the fly downstream and allowed it to hang a bit after the drift. A twitch of the rod, and the trout hit.