9 hours ago
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Tenkara has become my favorite way to fish for Crappie and other panfish. I have converted one of my favorite, brightly colored soft hackles into a reversed hackle, kebari style fly. I have had quite a bit of success with this pattern over the last few seasons. Sometimes it performs a little better, other times the fish prefer the pattern tied as a traditional soft hackle. On a tenkara rod this one feels right.
Hook: Standard wet fly ( the one pictured is an old, no longer made Mustad with a wicked barb)
Thread: 6/0 Uni your choice of color
Body: Chartreuse Ice Dub
Thorax: Pink Ice Dub
Hackle: Hen pheasant tied reversed