Bob Kenly

Bob Kenly with 13 lbs of silver from the Kuskokwim River, Alaska


Bob Kenly - owner of the company Nordic Way Tube Flies - is one of the rare American tube fly tyers. Tube flies are a typical Scandinavian thing, but you will probably see more and more flies tied on tubes all over the world.

As Bob puts it: "I think my big reason for turning to them is portability".

One bag of flies and a small container with hooks of your choice, and you're set for days of salmon and steelhead fishing. And with Bob's flies, which are made with epoxy, the flies will last a whole season.

Bob ties tube flies profesionally and is usually booked up early as he does all his own tying. All tying done in the home office in a dedicated area. And we're talking quality flies. Average actual tying time per fly (not including drying and curing of different stages of fly) hour.

Says Bob: "My preference is to fish with a two handed rod which increases the laughs from fishing partners as I sometimes wack myself with my flies".

Articles by Bob Kenly:

User comments
From: Tom · spookyfish·at·  Link
Submitted November 7th 2012

Long time no read!!!!!
I'll try that recipe ASAP!

And above all,
greetings from Ljubljana!


From: Jeffrey Howard · Howj·at·  Link
Submitted April 7th 2009

How much does Eumer vise cost?

From: helen.walsh · helen.walsh·at·  Link
Submitted July 5th 2008

Dear Dad,
How proud I was to find this on the internet, your story, your flies, what you've been up to lately. The Salbot Fly ..It's beautiful. I am his daughter, Helen , and my father is a genius. Always has been with so many talents. Believe it or not he wanted to be a history teacher. My father tied a fly just for me and framed it, where it sits on my wall to this day and is a conversation piece of friends who come to my home. The Pattern was Davy's Prawn with a Partridge hook , size 1/0. I love you dad, you look wonderful.

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