As I look out of my bedroom window I'm graced by a sight that I can't express in words the feeling it brings to me. The days of sights like this are limited and I fully realize there will be times when all that will be visible will be drifts of snow. But that's then and this is now so I'll enjoy what's before me.
While I'm not a full blown Tenkara guy I have dabbled in it to a small degree. Even before my purchase of the Tiny Ten I was tying Tenkara flies and fishing them with conventional fly gear. My interest in the flies was the fact that they are so simple and they work very well. Any time one can take two materials and create a fly that when presented will bring a response. Tenkara, Valsesina, North Country flies all have that same simplicity in their construction.
Here are a couple of Tenkara flies that I fish often. They are called "Ondori Futsu Kebari"
This one has an orange silk head, a brown thread body and a brown hackle.
This one has but a orange silk body and brown hackle. These flies can be fished wet or dry.
This is "Nor'easter Chili....this is different in the fact that I use chunky pieces of red and green peppers. The onions also are chunkier. The meat used is ground turkey but you can use what you like. I make a large pot of this chili and will freeze what is left after several lunches.
I can smell it and taste it. Brilliant. JohnReplyDelete
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John wow that carried a long way.
Nothing like a good bowl of chili on a cold day. Yours looks yummy. We do turkey chili most of the time.ReplyDelete
Mark it warms your body from head to toe...makes the world look good too.
Even the chili has fall foliage colors, like the trees and the flies. Seeing a pattern here!ReplyDelete
I have not gotten to the kebari yet, they look amazing, perhaps this winter.
Kevin a warning here, when you start tying these and you see results don't blame me. Great fun and lots of entertainment.
Your chili is as easy to look at as are your flies. We'll have bear chili on the stove at camp this weekend.ReplyDelete
Someone was fortunate to take a bear? Never had bear chili. Camp, deer?
My cousin shot the bear, nice size. Deer season starts Saturday but we're still hunting birds. Worst season in memory for grouse. Terrible.Delete
Mike I remember back in the day when I hunted grouse in CT. Both the DEP and the Ruffed Grouse Society would speak of grouse cycles. Some years they were almost no birds about and other years they were abundant. The last grouse I shot was in PA. about 15 years ago. How was the woodcock?Delete
I think the Northeast has some of the most colorful foilage in the US during the fall. That orange fly has to get the attention of a brook trout. Stay safe during this blizzard--thanks for sharing
Bill it's the most beautiful time of year I think. Gets us ready to face old man winter. Orange gets their attention.
Nice ties Alan.ReplyDelete
Bill nice and easy...
It's a nice change from the "baby mush"
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