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Monday, August 13, 2018
Takayama Sakasa Kebari....I hope I Got That Right
A few days ago Tom Davis over at Teton Tenkara did a post on fishing a Tenkara fly. He was fishing a stream with a certain fly which he had photographed. Seeing the fly I said that has got to work here. So I asked Tom for a material list and he did plus he was gracious in providing me with a video of how the fly is tied. I do not fish Tenkara but I do fish Tenkara flies using conventional fly tackle. Many Tenkara flies are very similar to soft-hackles and spider patterns so why not tie and fish them.
This is the Takayama Sakasa Kebari. The fly is tied with a thread body, much like the spider patterns. It uses peacock for a thorax and a partridge feather for hackle. The hackle is tied in reverse, which counts for some incredible movement in the water.
This is the same fly only tied with a yellow body. This was done because I did not have white thread when I first tied the fly. I'm here to say both colors did exceptionally well.
Tom mentions in his video that this fly works well in clear streams. I don't think you could find a clearer stream.
The white body Takayama Sakasa Kebari. The wild brookies on this stream just could not leave this fly be....so beautiful.
Here is the yellow body fly. I want to add that the flies held up very well. No fraying of the peacock or the thread bodies.