|The February Red Sakasa Kebari|
Monday, February 6, 2012
The February Red....Sakasa Kebari
I had just finished tying up a bunch flies for The Tenkarabum, the other night, when the urge to do a little experimenting hit me. Sometimes, when I place an order for tying materials I frequently use, I get "a little something extra" to play with. A while back I picked up some peacock sticks that were dyed red because I thought the herl might add some sparkle to a new fly. I was a little tired so I thought I would tie something simple. The resulting fly is the one pictured above. I call it a February Red Sakasa Kebari simply because it's predominantly red and I tied it during February (it's not related to or based on older flies in fly fishing literature with the name Feb. Red). Besides the hook, it only consists of a hackle of starling, a body of red peacock herl and red Pearsall's gossamer silk thread. It's simple to tie and will hopefully be effective when I take it out for a "test drive" this spring. For anyone interested, I will post the recipe on the "North River Fly Box page".