Japanese Lantern
Tied by: John J McMullen El Portal, (Yosemite National Park) CA, US
John J McMullen

John J McMullen
5 years ago

Pretty much my go-to "one fly" for Tenkara tied on 7 or 8 Japanese eyeless Owner Super Yaname hooks, or similar hooks with eyes. Persimmon cord eye (or size 2 silk bead cord), Olive 6/0 thread, crystal flash, partridge hackle, copper wire, iridescent light peacock and red abdomen. Sakasa Kebari. #tenkara #sakasakebari #japaneselantern

Martin Fabricius
5 years ago

I really like these flies.. How come the hackle is tied in backwards? For easier "dropping" in the water?

John J McMullen
5 years ago

Martin, tying the hackle facing forward allows you to twitch (pull-stop-pull) the fly with a Tenkara rod giving the fly more lifelike action.

Martin Fabricius
5 years ago

I see! Interesting... Will hopefully try it some day :)

Phil Hayes
5 years ago

I have never heard of these hooks over here. How does the eye tie in

Dennis Lauritzen
5 years ago

Do you tie the fly backwards? So you finish it near were the hook bends?

Johannes Ne
4 years ago

Hi John, Your flies look pretty interesting, I've never seen anything like this before, what kind of fish do you catch with them?

Greg Hames
4 years ago

Nice tie :)

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