|Hot Spot Sakasa Kebari|
This guy was landed after a nice little fight. I already had a small bluegill on the hook when he came along and took both of them. In most cases smaller bass went directly for the fly. I think it may have worked so well because the slender black body looks like many insects found in or near the water and the "hot spot" adds a certain amount of attraction without spooking the fish with too much color. Like many other tiers, myself included, ideas for flies come from other sources. This one is no different. The Hot Spot Sakasa Kebari is essentially the same as the Hot Spot fly described in Mike Harding's "A Guide to North Country Flies and How to Tie Them." The only difference being that the hackle is tied in the fashion of a sakasa kebari. Incidentally, Mike's book is an excellent source of information and ideas for tying north country flies. For anyone interested in any type of soft hackled fly this is a great book to have.
|Hot Spot Sakasa Kebari (orange)|
Hot Spot Sakasa Kebari
Hook: Mustad C49S
Hackle: Hungarian partridge
Body: Uni-thread 6/0 black, spot is Uni-thread 6/0 chartreuse
or use any other desirable color