About the Nikko bari 3go Trout Fly
Pattern name: Gorocho bari
Nikko flies ( Gorocho flies ) were modeled after Gorocho ( Stenopsyche japonica ) because many Gorocho lived in Yukawa river of Nikko. These were ordered to Hardy by someone of diplomats or Tokyo Angling club's members that they had enjoyed Trout fishing in Yukawa river and Marunuma lake in the beginning of Showa era from the late Meiji era. Nikko flies were registered to Hardy and these are kept on record even now.
The Japanese Fly Fishing "Tenkara" originated in mountain village and it has handed down as a way of occupational fishing from olden times.
They consist of about 10 foot long fishing rod, fixed taper line, tippet and of course Tenkara Fly.
Tenkara Fly has various patterns, local color in various regions. I think the mountain streams in Japan have varied streams and rapid streams, that's why Tenkara fly is very simple and basically wet fly pattern, then it isn't restricted how to use the flies, unlike the western typed flies.
No one knows for certain why it's called tenkara. Some say it's because tenkara means "from the sky", suggestive of the way the flies are dapped into the water from above.
Others say it came from the word "Tengara", which is an entirely different method of fishing for Ayu (sweet fish), it was introduced to Japan from China.
Still others say it's derived from a game in which children hop around on one leg inside a circle drawn on the ground and Tenkara fishermen hop from rock to other rock in the streams, it's like the children's game "Ken-Ken". It's pronounced differently in various regional dialects, including Chingara, Shinkara and Tsunkara. I prefer this theory, because the playfulness appeals to me.
Creator of this trout fly: Unknown
Tier of this trout fly: Yoshikazu Fujioka
Country of origin for this trout fly: Japan
This trout fly is designed to be fished on Lakes, Rivers & Streams
- Hook : 10
- Thread : Brown
- Body : Cotton of flowering yarn
- Rib : Gold yarn
- Wing : Japanese hen pheasant's breast feather tip
- Hackle : Japanese hen pheasant's breast feather
Tenkara fly is often used the fleece cotton of zenmai to make a fly body. People spun the fleece cotton of Zenmai into thread and made clothes for cold weathers in the old days. This material has performance of water proof. And this leaf buds are edible as a preserved food that is dry in Japan
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