Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Takayama Sakasa Kebari with Lou DiGena

Takayama Sakasa Kebari with Lou DiGena


The Takayama Sakasa Kebari is a legendary Sakasa Kebari thought to originate in Japan's Takayama region. What makes this pattern different than a standard Kebari is the Peacock herl collar and Hen Pheasant hackle. What fly doesn't benefit either Peacock herl or Pheasant feathers?  If you don't have Hen Pheasant, substitute any molded brown hen wet fly hackle or Hungary Partridge. 


These flies are more impressionistic fly, and it roughly mimics a large variety of insects, so change thread color to match the bugs hatching on your waters. It's a great searching pattern and emerger. 


   Hook:  Mustad C49S Curved Caddis Hook  (

   Thread: UTC 140 Red (

   Head: UTC 140 Red (

   Thorax: Peacock Herl (

   Abdomen: UTC 140 Red (


Fly Tying Gear:

   Regal Stainless Steel Revolution and Base (

   Regal Vise Tool Bar Attachment (

   Cohen's Sculpting Scissors

   Matarelli Whip Finisher (


Camera Gear:

   Camera: Panasonic GH4 (

   Lens: Panasonic 30mm Macro (

   Ring Light: Neewer 48 Macro LED (

   Fill Light (3): Aputure H198 (

   Battery: Wasabi Power Battery and charger. (

   Backdrop: Dark Grey & Light Grey (

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