Published Jan 1. 2001 - 23 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 3. 2022

Bob Kenly

Staff writer Bob Kenly - tube fly meister par excellence

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) 1/2 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".



Bob! Long time no r...

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

And above all,
greetings from Ljubljana!


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Dear Dad, How prou...

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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