Demonstration on how to tie a tenkara (Japanese fly fishing) sakasa kebari (reverse-hackle tenkara fly). This fly is tied on a large, size 8 hook, and is ideal for fishing mountain streams that are running a bit higher and you want to increase the visibility of the fly, or when you see larger bugs in the water.
Fly-tying instructions for a tenkara fly. Tenkara is the traditional Japanese method of mountain stream fly-fishing. In faster flowing streams fish have little time to observe their food and a general pattern can be used. This is the only fly pattern I ever use.
Video shot with a Canon 7D 100mm macro lens.
Gamakatsu barbless hook, size 12