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Fly Tying Event Scheels Johnstown CO

March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Scheels fly tying event

Interested in learning the art of fly tying? Already a fly tier but want to learn a few tricks? Come on by the Fly Tying Event at Scheels Johnstown to meet some of the most amazing fly tiers in Colorado. You might even be able to learn from the Tenkara Grasshopper himself.

Fly Tying Event Scheels Johnstown CO

The Tenkara Grasshopper will be tying two particular patterns at the Fly Tying Event at the Scheels Johnstown location on March 3, 2018.

Patterns Tenkara Grasshopper will be tying

Ishigaki Kebari – A Traditional Sakasa Kebari

ishigaki kebariThe first pattern I will by tying is the Ishigaki Kebari. An Ishigaki  Kebari is a true tenkara sakasa kebari. This pattern is tied by Hisao Ishigaki, considered a sensei of true Japanese tenkara. Using the simplest of materials, Ishigaki-san has created what he has come to know as his “One Fly”. As a tenkara angler for almost 9 years, the Ishigaki Kebari is one of my go-to flies here in Colorado and around the United States.

The Ishigaki Kebari is a pattern that almost anyone can tie. With a bit of patience, you can fill an entire fly box with just this one pattern and catch fish all day long. It may not look like much but I can tell you this is a money kebari in my box. I will be tying the traditional Ishigaki Kebari and I will be giving tips on variations to this kebari pattern.

The White Knight

Another of my go-to patterns, especially at sunrise and sun-up is the White Knight. Mark Bolson, a Signature Fly Tyer for Tenkara USA, taught me this kebari pattern a few years ago. Since I started tying and ultimately fishing this pattern, my catch rate has increased dramatically.

The White Knight has many of the same features as the Ishigaki Kebari with a few stark contrasts. I am really excited to be sharing the White Knight because it is so productive on many of the rivers here in Colorado. This pattern uses a minimum of materials, reminiscent of the Ishigaki Kebari.

If there is a tenkara kebari pattern you wish to learn more about, just ask while visiting me at this wonderful event.

The Fly Tying Event Scheels Johnstown, CO

I am very excited to be able to attend this event as a fly tier. It is an honor to be included in an event like this. I hope that you will stop by and say hi.  All of my flies tied at the event will be offered for $3.00 each with all proceeds going to the Colorado Chapter of Project Healing Waters.

Check out the Kebari Box page to learn some of the additional patterns I tie.

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March 3, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Scheels Johnstown, CO


Scheel’s Johnstown
4755 Ronald Reagan Blvd
Johnstown, CO 80534 United States
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