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  • Amano Sakasa Kebari - Tenkara Fly Tying
    March 10, 2023

    Amano Sakasa Kebari - Tenkara Fly Tying

    This fly is commonly tied with silk thread, I really like the Semperfli Pure Silk thread for this fly in the Straw color. Mr. Katsutoshi Amano (well known tenkara angler in Japan) commonly tied this fly in his hand without a vise....

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  • Purple Takayama-Sakasa Tenkara Fly Tying Pattern
    March 1, 2023

    Purple Takayama-Sakasa Tenkara Fly Tying Pattern

    The Takayam-Sakasa Kebari was developed in the Takayama region of Japan with a forward facing soft hackle, peacock thorax, and simple thread body. You can tie this simple tenkara fly in many different thread or hackle colors but purple is...

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  • Golden Peacock Sakasa Kebari
    November 5, 2021

    Golden Peacock Sakasa Kebari

    Sakasa Kebari are the most recognized type of kebari pattern.  They are a reversed soft hackle meaning the hackle faces forward over the eye of the hook, rather than towards the back of the hook.  It is tied with a...

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  • Wire Body Sakasa Kebari
    October 10, 2021

    Wire Body Sakasa Kebari

    Over the years we have sold countless Wire Body Sakasa Kebari. With that in mind we wanted to help show everyone our personal technique in wrapping the wire. This pattern color combination I will call the Iron Man Sakasa Kebari...

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  • What is a Tenkara Sakasa Kebari?
    February 4, 2021

    What is a Tenkara Sakasa Kebari?

    The Sakasa Kebari (kebari means "fishing fly" in Japanese) is a reverse-hackle fly (commonly a softer hackle) that is mostly associated with Japanese Tenkara Fishing. It is not meant to mimic a specific insect but similar to what I would consider an...

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