Takayama Sakasa Kebari Tying Kit
The Takayama Sakasa Kebari 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 Japam, the Sakasa Kebari with it's forward swept hackle has to be the iconic tenkara fly.
This kit has the materials for tying the Takayama Sakasa Kebari, which in Japan generally has a red silk body, peacock herl thorax and hen pheasant hackle. 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 hooks - your choice of either Daiichi 1150 (barbed) or Daiichi 1250 (barbless).
Daiichi 1250 barbless
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 kits are a bit more expensive than some of the other One Fly kits. The silk thread is more expensive, as is the partridge hackle.
Because of US Government regulations, I cannot ship the Takayama Sakasa Kebari tying kit out of the country.
One Fly Kit - Takayama Sakasa Kebari - $15.00
Payment is through Paypal but you don't need to have a Paypal account. You can use your credit card. Paypal payments will be made to chris at tenkarabum dot com. Credit card statements will read CM Stewart.
Shipping for the Sakasa Kebari tying kit is covered by the flat $3 shipping charge added to all orders. Because of US Government regulations, I cannot ship the sakasa kebari tying kit out of the country.
Caught on a silk bodied Sakasa Kebari (results might not be typical). Photo courtesy LearnTenkara.com
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