I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the materials I use to tie my tenkara flies and realized that I’ve been doing a bad job of posting them. So, from now on, I am going to try to post the complete recipe for all the flies I post in the future. Here’s the first of many more to come…
Hook: TMC 2499SPBL #10 or #12
Thread: Claret (or red) 8/0
Body: Claret (or red) 8/0 thread tapered to thorax
Rib: Fine gold wire
Hackle: Jungle cock spade feathers
You can easily substitute regular grizzly hackle for the jungle cock and it will look just as good (or better).