My Tenkara Kebari and Others
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My Tenkara Kebari 1 My Tenkara Kebari 2 My Tenkara Kebari 3 My Tenkara Kebari 4


I am using the dry fly of my free will also for the tenkara fishing because I liked the dry fly fishing of western style from the first. To fish the trout on the surface of water has interest different from the fishing by fly of wet type. The hook is TMC 102Y #15-#11, tie gold flat tinsel on the hook as the foundation, show the tinsel of about 1-1.5mm on the hook bend as the tag, tie the body by cotton of zenmai that is a traditional material of tenkara kebari, FlyRite, peacock herl etc. Those flies has the indicator of Aero Dry Wing to find easily. These are shape that looks like a cripple pattern of western fly and, these might sink half in the surface of water.


My Tenkara Kebari 5 My Tenkara Kebari 6 My Tenkara Kebari 7 My Tenkara Kebari 8


These are a pattern of traditional tenkara kebari and, these are flies to fish in the underwater. These are just like the soft hackle flies. The hook is TMC 104SP #12-#10, tie the body by cotton of zenmai that is a traditional material of tenkara kebari, wool yarn, silk thread etc. Feathers of pheasant and copper pheasant are often used for the hackle of tenkara kebari, but left two flies use flight feathers or tail feathers of sparrow. It is almost impossible to get the complete feathers now though a lot of sparrows are around us. I like softness and color of the fiber, so I stock and am using the feathers that I picked up.


My Tenkara Kebari 9 My Tenkara Kebari 10 My Tenkara Kebari 11 My Tenkara Kebari 12


These are Sakasa-kebari (reverse hackle fly) that is a pattern of traditional tenkara kebari too and, these are flies to fish in the underwater like the above. The hook is TMC 102Y #11 or Gamakatsu S12-1F #10, tie the body by cotton of zenmai, wool yarn, silk thread etc. These kebari are used the feathers of pheasant for the hackle. I tie kebari so that it may not become the reverse hackle of narrow angle. My all tenkara kebari are tied gold flat tinsel on the hook as the foundation, are shown the tinsel of about 1-1.5mm on the hook bend as the tag, so I am making it the mark of my kebari, but I don't know the effect of this gold tag well. :-)


Kenbane-kebari 5 Kenbane-kebari 6 Kenbane-kebari 7 Kenbane-kebari 8


The kebari of pheasant's kenbane is well known as a typical pattern of tenkara kebari but it is not perfectly clear when and where it has been used. The foundation of all these kebari are tied by gold flat tinsel, and the bodies are tied by zenmai (flowering fern), yellow wool yarn, FlyRite. The second kebari, the hackle is kenbane dyed vermilion, the body is tied by zenmai and has the ribbing of gold flat tinsel. Except the third kebari, the hooks are Gamakatsu Kantsuki (with eye) Yamame No.7 of special hook for tenkara.


Traditional Tenkara Kebari Pictures
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Hida Shokawa area Uonogawa upper area Nikko area 2

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