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.





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

Video Instructions

Step-by-Step Instructions


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


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.


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.


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.


5. Clip the hackle stem and loose fibers.


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.


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