It’s one of the questions I hear the most … “where can I buy tenkara flies?” I usually preface my answer by breaking the news that local fly shops don’t really carry tenkara-style flies so that means they’ll have to be purchased online.
Fortunately, there are a number of talented tyers selling their flies on Etsy, Amazon, eBay, and their own websites. Here is a list of sellers that I’d recommend. It’s not complete (yet) so I’m looking for your help to expand it.
Please leave a comment below if you know of any other tyers I should include. Eventually, I’d like to have a comprehensive list that we can point people to whenever the question arises.
PLEASE NOTE: I’m not listing EVERY single place that sells a tenkara fly. Only ones that offer a decent selection and aren’t “me too” listings. For example, there are dozens of vendors who sell only the 4 flies from Tenkara USA and no other patterns. I’m not going to list all of those separately since it’s redundant and I already have a link to Tenkara USA. I want each link to offer a unique selection and avoid crossover so people aren’t seeing the same flies over and over again. Please keep this in mind before you suggest a link.
And of course …
The Tenkara Talk Shop
This is my Etsy store where I sell a small range of my top tenkara flies and also accept custom orders. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, let me know and I can tie it for you. These are the flies I actually fish with myself and have come to be my go-to patterns over the years.
Tenkara Outfitters ( canada)
located in AB
carry Dragontail rods and flies
avoids large shipping costs from USA to Canada
Thanks Bob. I’ve added them.
Gentleshepherdflies on easy
Gentleshepherd on ebay
Thanks, but already had them. Please check the list before suggesting a link.
Already had them Mike.