This is a simple, yet effective fly that would be a good pattern to try for anyone who read my recent post, “A Beginner’s Guide to Tying Tenkara Flies“. With the barring on the hackle, high-contrast ribbing, and muted colors, this is a great all around tenkara wet fly. The key is to tie the hackle very sparsely (no more than 3 turns). This lets the fly sink faster and better mimics the delicate look of natural insects.
Hook: Curved nymph hook #8-#16 (I prefer #12)
Thread: Black 6/0
Rib: Medium silver wire
Hackle: Natural Partridge
Because it’s so easy and inexpensive to tie, you can fish this fly in places you might otherwise avoid for fear of getting snagged. You can easily replace a lost fly in just a few minutes.
What is your go-to Sakasa Kebari?