Combination Midge and Blu Winged Olive Fly

Jason’s Molive

Midge and blue-winged olive hatches often coincide and two fish in adjacent feeding lanes could be keyed in on one or the other. So why not fish a fly that covers both? The Molive (“midge” + “olive”) is a crossover pattern that can be fished during such hatches and can be mistaken for an olive…

Takayama Sakasa Kebari Tenkara Fly

Takayama Sakasa Kebari

The Takayama sakasa kebari is a classic tenkara fly that is tied in many color variations.  But basically, it’s characterized by having a thread abdomen, a peacock thorax, and forward facing hackle.  My first encounter with this fly was the red version so that’s what I chose to base my interpretation on.  Here’s my recipe…

Blue tenkara fly

Smurfette

After reading about Chris Stewart’s blue fly challenge and receiving some of his blue yarn by happenstance, I thought it would be fun to experiment a bit with blue.  So, I came up with this pattern.  I haven’t tried it yet but I’m sure it will catch fish.  And even if it doesn’t, I like it…