TenkaraBum No Vise Challenge - Old Hand

by Andrew B
(Waterloo, IA)

#12 Daiichi 1150, Partridge hackle, UKB yarn thorax, yellow tying thread. So, you could, perhaps, call this fly a Tups Spindrift Kebari (although to be a true Tups Indispensable it should have dun hen hackle). I only have photos of this little bluegill and 8-inch bass, but have also caught three species of sunfish and crappies with the same fly. The hackle is now nearly gone, but the yarn thorax keeps it looking buggy.

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Jul 11, 2015
How many fish
by: Chris Stewart

How many fish in total have you caught with the fly?

Jul 12, 2015
How many fish?
by: Andrew

Sorry Chris, I didn't really count, although I should have because of the challenge rules. I imagine at least 6 or 7 other than the two photographed.

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