Girth Hitch Method of Attaching Tenkara Level Line to the Lillian
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by Brent Auger
1M ago
Everyone has their favorite way of connecting level line to their rod tip. Many people use a slip knot method but I have always liked how easy and quick a girth hitch loop works much better on my furled lines. Several years ago I saw a diagram in a scanned document from a Keiryu Fishing Magazine that showed a method of creating a loop on your level line for use as a girth hitch connection. Ever since then this has been the way I attach my tenkara level line to my rod tip lillian string to get that same quick and easy connection that I was getting with my furled lines using a girth hitch.  ..read more
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DRAGONtail Tenkara Expo Schedule for 2024
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by Brent Auger
6M ago
We are excited to be traveling the nation to several different fly fishing expos early this year in hopes to connect with fellow tenkara anglers and to let you checkout our tenkara gear and feel our tenkara rods in person.  Boise, ID - January 5-6Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo Denver, CO - January 19-21Denver Fly Fishing Show Edison, NJ - January 26-28Edison Fly Fishing Show Atlanta, GA - February 2-4Atlanta Fly Fishing Show New Braunfels, TX - February 17-18Trout Fest TX Pleasanton, CA - February 23-25Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show Lancaster, PA - March 2-3Lancaster Fly Fishi ..read more
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DRAGONtail IceWING Prototype Tenkara Rod Updates
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by Brent Auger
10M ago
While we are still working on this rod and may make a few more slight changes but do to the amount of interest and inquires about this coming rod we thought we would make a page that has all the updates, specs (that we are willing to make public at this time), and videos that have been posted by YouTubers. Launch Date Estimation We will be launching this rod sometime in 2024, probably late spring but we just don't know quite yet. We have to work it into our budget as well as finalize a few very small changes we might do. Emailing me about the launch date will not get you more info than wh ..read more
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Brent's War Bird Fly Pattern - Fly Tying Video
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by Brent Auger
1y ago
Many creeks I fish have some deep runs that a weightless kebari or soft hackle fly just don't sink fast enough for me. For those deep runs I like to use tungsten bead head soft hackles and this War Bird fly pattern is my favorite for past few years.  Fly tied by Brent Auger of DRAGONtail Tenkara. Fly Tying Recipe Materials List: Moonlit ML501 #12 barbless fly tying hook Purple 12/0 (or 8/0) Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread Semperfli Micro Metal in Violet color Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift Yarn in Sunset color or use Vicuna Dubbing in Mulberry color (I prefer ..read more
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Redhead Oxford Wool Sakasa Kebari - Tenkara Fly Tying Video
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by Brent Auger
1y ago
Tom Davis has told me about this fly as one of his favorite kebari to use, here is a link to an article on Tom's favorite tenkara flies>>. He uses either red wire or copper wire on his but I like to use Antique Gold Micro Metal from Semperfli. I also changed up the dubbing thorax slightly to some Vicuna Dubbing I like. It is a very productive fly that has been toughly tested by Tom over the years. Enjoy!   Fly tied by Brent Auger of DRAGONtail Tenkara. Fly Tying Recipe Materials List: Moonlit ML062 #10 barbless fly tying hook Red & Black Semperfli Classic Waxed Threa ..read more
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How To Replace a Tenkara Rod Part
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by Brent Auger
1y ago
This is a simple process but we wanted to show you the process to make it clear and to help you avoid any issues you might run into if you did it the wrong way.     Let us know in the comments below if there are other Tenkara HOW TOs you would like us to make videos on ..read more
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Hare's Ear Sakasa Kebari - Tenkara Fly Tying Video
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by Brent Auger
1y ago
The Hare's Ear Kebari is a very popular selling fly so we wanted to show you how to tie your own. This version is a bit different than the one we offer on our store but it is how I like to tie this very effective tenkara fly. Hope you enjoy. Fly tied by Brent Auger of DRAGONtail Tenkara. Fly Tying Recipe Materials List: Moonlit ML251 #12 barbless fly tying hook (the ML251 hook works great too) Black thread in a thicker size to build the head, and green thread in a smaller size 12/0 to tie in small behind the peacock thorax to keep it hidden- Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread Vicuna Du ..read more
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Purple Takayama-Sakasa Tenkara Fly Tying Pattern
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by Brent Auger
1y ago
The Takayam-Sakasa Kebari was developed in the Takayama region of Japan with a forward facing soft hackle, peacock thorax, and simple thread body. You can tie this simple tenkara fly in many different thread or hackle colors but purple is a color I tie it in a lot as it is a color that is easy for fish to see. Fly tied by Brent Auger of DRAGONtail Tenkara. Fly Tying Recipe Materials List: Moonlit ML251 #12 barbless fly tying hook Purple thread - Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread Peacock Herl Hen hackle (or hen pheasant, partridge, or other soft hackle feathers) My favorite Whip F ..read more
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Grave Digger Sakasa Kebari Tenkara Fly Tying Pattern
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by Brent Auger
1y ago
How to tie a Grave Digger Kebari fly pattern. This is a fantastic tenkara fly created by the guys at Tenkara Guides LLC during the early years of tenkara taking off in the USA. It was one of my early favorite tenkara flies to fish as I was getting into tenkara and is still a fly I love to use, very effective for trout and warm water fish. Below is a video of my take on tying this wonderful fly.  Fly tied by Brent Auger of DRAGONtail Tenkara. Fly Tying Recipe Materials List: Moonlit ML061 #10 (or #12) barbless fly tying hook Fluoro Green thread & Purple thread - S ..read more
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Cinnamon Swirl Hot Head (Jun Kebari) Tenkara Fly Tying Pattern
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by Brent Auger
1y ago
How to tie a Cinnamon Swirl Hot Head Jun Kebari (or Soft Hackle) by Brent Auger of DRAGONtail Tenkara. This is a great effective tenkara fly pattern to fish with that looks awesome when it is wet, did very very well for me in 2022 for creek trout. Hope you enjoy our many Tenkara Fly Tying videos. Fly tied by Brent Auger of DRAGONtail Tenkara. Fly Tying Recipe Materials List: Moonlit ML201 #10 (or #12) barbless fly tying hook Red thread - Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread Peacock Herl Antique Gold - Semperfli Micro Metal (or Copper Wire) Vicunna Dubbing in JW C ..read more
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