Okay, I tried search and couldn't come up with anything. Wrong combination of words I guess. I know people use regular flies on Tenkara. I know people use Tenkara flies on regular tackle. What I can't figure out or find is information on the original reason for the front facing hackle on most Tenkara flies. I know there's other flies but I'm interested in an explanation for the original concept of forward facing hackle being developed for Tenkara.