Tenkara Fly-tie-a-thon

Tenkara USA is holding a “fly-tie-a-thon” to benefit the victims of flooding in Colorado. For every fly tied and shared on either twitter or their Facebook page, TUSA will be donating $1 to help those effected. It’s a good cause, and at the absolute least it’s a great excuse to practice tying.

One of the rivers to see flooding is the St. Vrain. One of the only rivers that’s currently on my bucket list, thanks to John Gierach and his stellar writing. A few weeks back I ran into a fellow tenkara angler here in Missoula who happened to be from Colorado. I read countless blogs from folks in that area and of course, fish a Tenkara USA rod, a company now based in Colorado.

I just picked up a vise earlier in the year and you can count on one hand the number of flies I’ve tied but, feeling even a slight connection to people in the area made me bust out the materials I had and give it a go. Here are the two hideous kebari I whipped up.

DSCF1045

DSCF1047

My thoughts and well wishes go out to any and all who’ve been dealing with this devastation. I hope the recovery efforts are swift and simple and you’re all able to begin enjoying the water again soon.

All the best and happy angling.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s