Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Last Saturday we returned from a week-long vacation skiing in the mountains of Colorado and going through the mail, I found a nice thick envelope with my name on it. I knew the sender but wasn't quite sure why I was receiving mail. I suddenly started to sweat; was there a swap I forgot about and didn't send in my flies? I proceeded to open the envelope and found a very nice note from Chris (aka Kiwi from the blog "The North River") with 6 really cool flies. Reading through the note, I suddenly remembered that early December, I suggested a name for a new fly that Chris came up with and, well, my suggestion was picked-up (see blog post here). The "price" was a half dozen of the newly named "The Green Hornet Sakasa Kebari":

The really cool think about this fly that there is some Krystal Flash worked into the forward slanting hackle, giving it some "bling" and "sparkle" that sure will get some fish's attention. 

I am looking forward giving this fly a workout this Spring, I'll bet it will be a winner.

By the way, Chris is actually quite an accomplished fly tier. Last year, he came in 2nd in a fly tying design contest of Montana Fly Company and the Outdoor Blogger Network.

Also, Chris' flies are available for purchase through TenkaraBum here. Give them a shot, they are worth their money.

Tight Lines, -K