November 21, 2010

Beadhead Copper Kebari

After returning from the International Fly Tying Symposium yesterday, I felt inspired to tie - and use my new bobbin (more on the bobbin & the show in tomorrow's post).

Anyway, this is my interpretation of a tenkara Sakasa Kebari fly, all beadheaded out, because beadhead nymphs are how I find most of my success locally.  I had always wanted to tie one like this, and I consider the design is a branch off the evolutionary tree showed off by Laurent Marshall over at his Tenkara Adventurer blog earlier this year.
tenkara copper john bead head sakasa kebari fly


  1. Very nice my good man.

    I like it.

  2. Sweet! It's similar to a soft-hackle, no? But on steroids! And with a copper wire body. And a bead. OK, it's nothing like a soft hackle. ;)

  3. Cool looking but. Nice job. I'd eat it if I were a trout. =)

    The Average Joe Fisherman

  4. Thanks all. It was fun to tie. Hope it catches some fish too.