|17 Year Cicada|
I have not had a great deal to blog about lately.....probably does not help that I have had no time to blog either. However, I have a moment now to write up a quick post for another sakasa kebari that was inspired by a relatively recent trip home to the Hudson Valley. On my last visit home the periodical cicadas made their first appearance in 17 years. I know there are fly patterns out there specifically to mimic this biological wonder but my sakasa kebari was not meant to imitate but simply use the color scheme.
|Cicada Sakasa Kebari|
Hook: Mustad C49S,, size 12
Hackle: Hungarian Partridge, grey
Head: Pearsall's gossamer silk, color red
Body: 6/0 Uni-Thread, color black
Rib: Pearsall's gossamer silk, color hot orange
I don't know how effective this pattern might be but I figure that the bright red head (like the cicadas red eyes) or contrasting orange rib (like the cicada's orange wing veins) might induce a couple of strikes. I doubt this pattern will replace any regular pattern in my fly box but it's always nice to tie something a little different and change things up.