TenkaraBum No Vise Challenge - First Timer

by Matt Stewart
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

MSAug 22 Materials

MSAug 22 Materials

MSAug 22 Materials MSAug 22 Fly MSAug 22 Fish MSAug 22 Fish and Rod

Columbia Falls, Montana - North Fork Flathead River

Aug. 21: No Vice Challenge Packet provided with my last order. Thought I had a good fly tied by holding the hook in my hand. Unfortunately No Luck landing but several takes.

Aug. 22: Size 14 Nymph Hook, Purple nylon from paracord, black 6/0 thread, peacock, partridge. Fly tied streamside holding hook by hand. 4 Westslope Cutthroat Trout caught in 2.5 hours. Largest approximately 10 inches.

This is my first year Tenkara fishing and the first time I've tried tying flies streamside. Learning a lot and enjoying the Tenkara experience immensely. Wanted to thank you Chris for running such a great website and business, the service is terrific. Lastly, I watched the Tying Tenkara Flies video on night of Aug. 21. I was inspired by the "Starling & Purple Fly" and gave me the idea for August 22 fly which I've attached the photos for this challenge.

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