Amano Sakasa Kebari

amano-step-7Named for Mr. Katsutoshi Amano.  This simple sakasa kebari uses just thread and a soft hackle and varying these two materials can lead to a wide variety of kebari.

 

 

 

Materials

Hook: #12-14
Hackle: Soft Hackle
Thread: 6/0

Video Instructions

Step-by-Step Instructions

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1. Attach thread to hook at eye, create a head by wrapping back  around 10-12 wraps, back to the eye and back again.

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2.  Prepare a soft hackle feather by stripping off the fluff at the back of the feather. Pull back the fibers from the top for a tie in area.

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3. Tie in the hackle with the tip behind the head and the concave side of the feather pointing down.  Note: The feather can also be tied in with the tip facing the eye and the concave side up, it is equivalent and I’ve tied both ways, I find it quicker to tie in this way so the tip doesn’t need trimmed up also.

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4. Trim the hackle tip then wind the hackle using the stem, stroking the fibers forward to create a cone shape of the hackle.  Tie off the stem and any loose fibers.

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5. Clip the hackle stem and loose fibers.

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6.  Wind thread to the bend of the hook to start the body.  Wind forward and back a few times to create a tapered body.

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7. Finish the body behind the hackle, whip finish in back of the hackle and trim.