Monday, 1 April 2013

Killer Kebari


A modified version of Sawyers Killer Bug, I first saw this fly at www.tenkarabum.com I tie the fly a little different from Chris Stewart but the end result is about the same.

Materials:

Underbody: copper wire
Body: bug yarn
Thread: UNI 8/0 rusty brown
Hackle: Partridge

I've fished Killer Bugs for many years an it really is a killer fly, I'm sure this variant will prove just as effective. I think this is the first "normal" hackle fly I've tied for tenkara fishing and I'm really looking forward to fishing with it, I hope it does as well for me as it has for others.


Thursday, 1 November 2012

Glo-Brite Sakasa Kebari

I was tidying up my threads today as I have a bad habit of just chucking them in my drawer when I'm finished with them instead of doing the right thing and putting them back in their place....Lazy!. Anyway I came across a couple of bobbins of glo-brite and I though a nice sakasa kebari with some flu yellow might be worth an experiment. I like to dress traditional wets using this floss instead of natural materials some times, a Kate Mclaren with glo-brite tail works just as well as the original. The variant I tied could slot into the midge category I would guess and tied in whatever size, big or small I'm sure it will take fish.

Materials:

Hook: Kamasan B175 #14
Thread: Black UTC 70
Hackle: Black Hen (soft)
Thorax: Orvis Peacock Ice Dub
Tail/Rib: Glo-Brite 11

Glo-Brite Sakasa Kebari


Currently I'm doing more tying than fishing due to the weather so when this fly will get a swim is anybodies guess, if you fancy it, tie some and give them a soaking.



Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Antron Caddis Sakasa Kebari

Another caddis pattern here which is based on a pattern I use throughout the trout season to tempt brownies, I'm sure it will work equally well for grayling so it should be perfect for this time of year. Using antron for the body it's easy to create a nice segmented effect.

While tying the fly I had a better idea of how to tie it. Instead of catching in the antron using thread and then forming the body before adding the dubbing and finishing the fly in the thorax, I thought it would be best to tie in the hackle followed by the thorax dubbing before tying off with a whip finish. The next step would be to tie the body of the grub in the same way as Sawyer's killer bug finishing at the butt with a few turns of copper wire leaving a little tag. The addition of a copper wire under body will add a little extra weight helping the fly to get down to the fish. I plan to perfect this fly and make it a permenent feature of my flybox, once perfected I'll post a video on my youtube channel.

Materials:

Hook: Longshank #12 - #16 Curved Nymph (Hayabusa 270)
Thread: Black UTC 70
Hackle: Hen (Short)
Thorax: Orvis Peacock Ice Dubbing
Under Body: Fine Copper Wire
Body: Orvis Antron Yarn Olive or Cream

Antron Caddis Sakasa Kebari

This fly make a good caddis template and could be tied in a few colour variations to match the particulars on various streams. Most of my local streams are fairly stained and the free living caddis tend to be quite dark whereas on clearer waters they can have a much brighter colouration.  I've fished my regular antron caddis that I based this pattern on in cream and olive with good success but there's really no good reason to stop with just these to colours. It's an easy tie and a I'm happy with it as an addition to my Sakasa Kebari collection.