Silk and Ostrich Sakasa Kebari
Tied by: John J McMullen El Portal, (Yosemite National Park) CA, US
John J McMullen

John J McMullen
5 years ago

Silk and Olive Ostrich Sakasa Kebari. #tenkara #flytier #flytying #flyfishing #sakasakebari #owner

5 years ago

These type of flies are new to me, why is the soft hackle always pulled forward?

John J McMullen
5 years ago

Brad, Great question! I hope you get this reply, I don't know how flyflasher handles notices ... This style is called Sakasa (hackle forward) Kebari (fly), with the hackle forward. There a few different styles. Some with dry fly hackle that is more rigid, and others with the hackle laid back like a traditional wet fly. I just started tying Tenkara flies this year, so I have not explored the other forms yet, but I plan to and will post some photos when I do. I have got kind of caught up in the Sakasa Kebari because they work so well. With the hackle tied like this, you get a very good buggy action with the fly by stopping and starting it in the stream. This opens and closes the hackle and it's like a trout magnet ... I have caught so many trout this spring/summer fishing with tenkara flies like this. And that is based on YEARS of traditional fly fishing. Tenkara style rods and fishing is just a fantastic way to fish the mountain streams where I live.

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