The Takayama Sakasa Kebari "One Fly" Tying Kit™ includes a package of 25 Daiichi hooks, the materials required to tie 25 Takayama Sakasa Kebari, and step-by-step instructions. It is a great way for a beginner or experienced fly tier to try out a new pattern without having to buy whole a whole partridge or hen pheasant skin.
Although there are many different regional styles of tenkara flies that have been used in Japan, the Sakasa Kebari with it's forward swept hackle has to be the iconic tenkara fly.
This kit has the materials for tying what has come to be called the Takayama Sakasa Kebari, which in Japan generally has a red silk body, peacock herl thorax and hen pheasant hackle. It would be more accurate to call it "a" Takayama Sakasa Kebari rather than "the" Takayama Sakasa Kebari, because other Sakasa Kebari patterns were used in Takayama. This is the one that had gotten all the attention, though.
I cannot get packaged hen pheasant hackle and I no
longer have time to pluck and sort pheasant feathers for the kits, so
they now include a package of Hungarian Partridge hackle. Partridge is actually a bit easier to wind than hen pheasant, and
I really don't think the fish care. I'm sure I've caught more fish on
flies tied with partridge than with pheasant. The kit also comes with a
spool of red silk thread, a peacock eyed stick and a package of 25
Daiichi 1150 size 12 hooks.
The step-by-step instructions are pretty much the same as shown on my Sakasa Kebari page, but most people probably don't have their vise set up in front of the computer screen.
The Takayama Sakasa Kebari "One Fly" Tying Kit™ is a bit more expensive than some of the other "One Fly" kits. The silk thread is more expensive, as is the peacock eyed stick.
Because of US Government regulations, I cannot ship the Takayama Sakasa Kebari tying kit out of the country.Takayama Sakasa Kebari "One Fly" Tying Kit™ - $17.00
Shipping for the Sakasa Kebari tying kit is covered by the flat $4 shipping charge added to all orders. Because of US Government regulations, I cannot ship the sakasa kebari tying kit out of the country.
Payment is through PayPal but you don't need to have a PayPal account. You can use your credit card.
Caught on a silk bodied Sakasa Kebari (results might not be typical). Photo courtesy LearnTenkara.com