Jul 28, 2013 at 12:32 am #1305905
I am new to tying flies but absolutely love it. I know a lot of people tie there own, but not everyone can or likes to. I'm selling them 3 for $7 or 6 for $12. If you wanted more than 6, each additional fly will be $2. Shipping is $3 dollars(inside the US). Payments would have to be through PayPal.
Right now I have Daiichi 1250 Barbless hooks Size 12
1120 Barbed Size 12
1550 Barbed Size 14
1530 Barbed Size 16
Owner Yamame Eyeless Barbed Hooks roughly Size 12
Keiryu Eyeless Barbed Hooks roughly Size 10
If you need to see what each hook looks like, Tenkarabum has them on this link:
I will do my best to accommodate custom flies with the materials I have, like changing thread colors, eye vs eyeless hooks, hook size, crushing barbs for barbless or tying something that I do not have a picture for. I am always expanding upon the materials I have so if you msg me I can see if I have it or even order the materials so I can tie something specific for you.
Here are some of my flies:
Utah Killer Bug w/ Grizzly Hackle Legs
Takayama Sakasa Kebari
Blue Eyeless Hooker Wearing a Yellow Silk Dres with Red Wire Wrap
Don't really know what to call this one… the Dr Ishigaki Takayama Kebari?
Pheasant Tail Sakasa Kebari
The Takayama StingerJul 29, 2013 at 1:35 pm #2010620
I'll play! Can I get a dozen assorted?Jul 29, 2013 at 2:43 pm #2010662
Thank you for your interest Thenne! email me at itsjaywhatsup AT gmail DOT com and we can get the ball rollingJul 29, 2013 at 11:55 pm #2010799
Here is another fly that is based off a traditional Tenkara fly from the Hida region of Japan. I'll call it the Hida Kebari for now (Chris Stewart ties something similar called the Killer Kebari).Jul 30, 2013 at 9:26 pm #2011078
Just sent in a payment for six. Can't wait to try them.Aug 1, 2013 at 7:29 am #2011424
these look great…will you ship internationally?? Cheers!Aug 1, 2013 at 12:18 pm #2011485
I think international shipping is closer to $7 dollars, I will have to double check that one. But I have no problem shipping internationally. Email me what you would like and I can figure out the cost to send it.Aug 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm #2013022
Very impressed with my sampler pack of Jay's flies! Excited to get them wet.Aug 6, 2013 at 5:24 pm #2013078
I will send you a pm..cheersAug 11, 2013 at 9:57 pm #2014529
Is there a way to PM someone through the forums? I've looked and cannot find a function for it, but that seems kinda strange…Aug 11, 2013 at 10:45 pm #2014531
@filsingerLocale: Pacific Northwest
First you need to set up your own PM email address. Now click on any BPL member's name and under their avatar you will see an envelope icon with a link to send the member a PM .
HootAug 12, 2013 at 12:41 am #2014535
I think I got it setup now… now if I can just get my email to not show up under my name.Aug 21, 2013 at 9:39 pm #2017494
@jumpbackjackLocale: Armpit of California
PM sentAug 22, 2013 at 9:38 pm #2017820
I just want to say thank you to everyone that has commented and ordered flies from me! I was really surprised by how much interest people have shown in them. I've been updating my tying supplies and have been working with some new flies.
For hooks, I now have Size 14 Daiichi 1180 & 1190 Dry Fly hooks, they are the same except the 1190 comes barbless. I also have Daiichi 1560 Nymph hooks in sizes 6 and 12.
I should have Size 12 Daiichi 1130 hooks pretty soon which is like the 1120 except not as heavy and can be used for dries. I also plan on getting Size 12 Daiichi 1150 in soon which is pretty much the barbed version of the 1250 that I currently have.
As of right now, I won't be doing any more Utah Killer Bugs w/Grizzly hackle as I have run out of the grizzly hackle, but I can do another version of the Utah Killer Bug which i'll post a picture of below. I can do the under wire/tag end in either Fl. Pink, Red or Copper wire.
Utah Killer Bug on Daiichi 1560 Size 12 w/FL Pink wire
Turkey Biot Body w/Hare's Ear Dubbing on Daiichi 1250 Size 12, it also has peacock herl on the front
The Hulk Kebari showing the Daiichi 1560 Size 6 Hook, it is pretty big so I might post a pic of it next to a size 12 later on
Flash Ishigaki Kebari on Daiichi 1190 Size 14 – Generally Ishigaki style flies are tied on this shape hook
Here is another fly with Krystal Flash making up the body and ribbing. This is on a Tiemco 2487 Size 12 hook, which is very similar to the Daiichi 1130 I will have in soon.
Aug 22, 2013 at 10:44 pm #2017836
Forgot to show pictures of the Amano Kebari in there too.
Amano Kebari Dry
Amano Kebari Wet – the Red Amnesia I use for the loop glows when the yellow silk thread turns translucent
Sep 1, 2013 at 10:10 pm #2020841
I might be picking up some more of these! The utah killer bug with grizzly hackle worked especially well.
I just went tenkara fishing for the first time and caught at least 15 small fish over a few hours of fishing, even though I wasn't on ideal tenkara waters (did a 28-mile canoe trip on the Shenandoah River in northern VA). I had a great time and have definitely been bitten by the bug — can't wait to get out on some local trout streams!Sep 1, 2013 at 11:42 pm #2020852
Awesome George! I'm really glad they worked out for you and that you had fun with Tenkara. There is definitely something about yarn bodied flies that fish just love.
It was 100+ degrees today on a man-made lake right next to where I work. I cast a blue yarned Killer Kebari (looks like the fly I called the Hida Kebari above except it had a red wire tag on the back and red thread holding the hackle in the front) under a tree in the shade and instantly got a fish. I kept putting my fly in the shade under that tree for the next 30 minutes and got 10 fish total and lost a couple others that worked themselves free from my hook. After that the fish caught on and didn't really take, so I let my fly go deep and hooked a monster! The water was murky so I wasn't able to see how big it was. After a couple hard runs deep and away from me, I got greedy trying to see how big and what it was that I caught – instead of continuing walking with the fish as he made his 3rd hard run, I tried to hold steady to try and pull him up to visible water and that's when my 4x tippet broke! I'm pretty sure it was a carp, but the lake also has catfish so I'm not really sure what exactly I lost. It was definitely a rush feeling something so powerful put my TUSA Amago into such a deep bend. I was amazed how flexible the rod was and its ability to not snap when it was in what seemed like a complete U shape. I definitely plan on going back and getting redemption.
I just ordered some more grizzly hackle so I should be able to tie more of the Utah Killer Bugs with the hackle legs soon. I also ordered some materials to tie some CDC & Elk and look forward to tying/fishing with that.
One of the 10 Bluegill that I caught today. I always try to practice proper catch & release and try not to put a fish on a dry surface, but I had to take at least one picture. Where I was fishing it wasn't possible to be in the water or reach into it to hold the fish in the water while I took the pic – he was out of the water for less than 30 seconds though. The rest were released without touching them whenever possible and were back in the water as quickly as possible
Sep 11, 2013 at 11:07 pm #2024215
CDC & Elk! Can't wait to give it a try
Sep 17, 2013 at 7:29 pm #2025631
I just received a mixed dozen flies and they look great…I can't wait to try them…the service was prompt and Jay delivered internationally…CheersSep 18, 2013 at 12:00 am #2025701
@hikinggrannyLocale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
If you're still doing this mid-winter, I'll order some then for next year! All the ones in the photos are beautiful! Hopefully the fish will think they look yummy!Sep 21, 2013 at 12:26 am #2026650
Garth, I'm glad they arrived safe and sound. It was my first time sending anything international so I was a little nervous whether everything would work out or not. I actually sent some to Australia on the same day, I thought it was pretty cool sending some flies to different places across the globe. Hopefully the fish enjoy them over there as much as they do here.
Mary, I can't imagine anything stopping me from still doing this mid-winter. I am definitely really busy at work during the fall and spending my days off chasing trout, so any orders in that time might take an extra day or two. But by the time winter rolls around, it'll start to slow down again where I work and I'll have more time to tie again.
I definitely do a lot of variations on flies depending on new skills/methods learned, new hooks and materials, and whether or not someone asks for something specific or just a variety of whatever. It's hard to get pictures of everything I tie since I often forget to take pictures and I don't want to post 6 different color combinations for one fly. So if you want to get creative on a fly, feel free to ask and I'll let you know if I can do it or not.
Dr Ishigaki fly – very simple, yet effective. I like to send out a "fancier" version of this because I like the looks of it, but honestly this one does just as well.
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