(My) First fish on Tenkara using a blue fly.

by Denver
(Wheat Ridge, CO)

Blue Butted Bastard

Blue Butted Bastard

Blue Butted Bastard

I'm sure there has already been a "First Fish", but I wanted to share this one because it was MY first fish.

I have always wanted to fly fish, but never had the gear. I just got my own tenkara setup very recently and went out today for my first time fishing with it. I was fortunate enough to meet up with three experienced tenkara guys who showed me the ropes.

I tied what I affectionately call the Blue Butted Bastard. It's got a blue butt and is a bastardization of some of the more classic styles of tenkara fly. I left a bit of a segment between the peacock hurl and the taper of the yarn so that it would look more like a thorax on a bee.

Thanks for the blue yarn and for inspiring me to try something new!

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Apr 07, 2013
Nice fly
by: Ashton Chatelain

That's a sweet fly, the name definitely fits it too.

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