GRHE Sakasa Kebari

grhe-step-9This kebari is a blend of a Western Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear nymph and an Amano Sakasa Kebari.  This is my goto fly for the majority of my fishing.  It has a buggy look that trout just can’t seem to resist.

 

 

Materials

Hook:   #12-14
Thread: 6/0 Tan
Hackle: Hen or Rooster Pheasant
Body:   Hare's Mask Dubbing
Rib:    X-Fine Gold Oval Tinsel

Video Instructions

Step-By-Step Instructions

grhe-step-1

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

amano-step-2

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.

grhe-step-2

3.  Tie in the hackle with the tip behind the head and the concave side of the feather pointing down.

grhe-step-4

4.  Trim hackle tip then wind the hackle for three wraps, stroking the fibers so they cup out in front of the hook.  Tie off stem.

grhe-step-5

5.   Trim hackle stem.  Wind thread back to bend of hook, securing gold oval tinsel as you wind back.

grhe-step-6

6.  Wax thread and apply hare’s mask dubbing.

grhe-step-7

7.  Dub forward to hackle to create a nicely tapered body.

grhe-step-7

8.  Wind tinsel forward to create an evenly segmented  body.

grhe-step-9

9.  Whip finish in back of the hackle and trm thread.