Once I started really looking at the Tenkara flies it amazed me how simple they are to tie. Most patterns call for just three materials. Basically all a Tenkara fly is a hook with a thread body and hackle that is swept forward over the hook eye. Sometimes simpler is better and on small creeks that do not get a lot of fishing pressure I can see these working real well. Here is what I came up with.
Hook - Mustad 94840 #16
Thread - Uni 8/0 Olive
Hackle - Metz Dun
Start Thread at Hook Eye and Wrap Back Two Eye Lengths
Tie In Hackle Feather
Make Five Wraps of Hackle
Push Hackle Towards Hook Eye and Wrap Thread to Form Cone of Hackle
Form a Tapered Body with Thread
Whip Finish Behind Hackle
Now take your new Tenkara flies out and catch yourself a nice brookie for breakfast.