Sunday, March 20, 2011

Yellow Bee Takayama Sakasa Kebari

One more swap, one more fly. This fly is for the 2nd Tenkara Fisher Fly Swap . I thought I would try to tie a Takayama Sakasa Kebari, which is a thread body Sakasa Kebari with a peacock herl collar. Peacock herl reflects UV light in a way trout seldom can resist. It's probably one of the best natural tying materials out there. When my wife saw the flies, she said 'they look like yellow bees, those bugs'. Hence the name 'Yellow Bee Takayama Sakasa Kebari'. 

Yellow Bee Sakasa Kebari
hook: caddis size 12
hackle: black and white hen furnace
thread: danville yellow 6/0
collar: peacock herl
body: yellow silk
tag: yellow wire, small

And this time I tied some spare ones for my own fly box!

Anybody been out fishing yet?


  1. Very nice job! I look forward to seeing them.

  2. Chris, didn't realize you were part of that swap. What did you tie?

  3. Nicely done Karel. This looks very similar to my entry for 'another' tenkara swap in process.

  4. The one over at T-USA? If so, I am looking forward to see it soon. I tied a Yellow Sally Ishigaki for that one (well, still a couple left to tie).