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  • Golden Peacock Sakasa Kebari
    November 5, 2021

    Golden Peacock Sakasa Kebari

    Sakasa Kebari are the most recognized type of kebari pattern.  They are a reversed soft hackle meaning the hackle faces forward over the eye of the hook, rather than towards the back of the hook.  It is tied with a...

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  • Purple North Country Spider
    October 15, 2021

    Purple North Country Spider

    Here we tied a classic style North Country Spider Soft Hackle Pattern.  We believe that it is important to honor the history in fly tying.  These styles of patterns have been around since the 1500s, this makes them a very...

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  • Wire Body Sakasa Kebari
    October 10, 2021

    Wire Body Sakasa Kebari

    Over the years we have sold countless Wire Body Sakasa Kebari. With that in mind we wanted to help show everyone our personal technique in wrapping the wire. This pattern color combination I will call the Iron Man Sakasa Kebari...

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  • Golden Kogeki Futsu Kebari
    September 14, 2021

    Golden Kogeki Futsu Kebari

    The Golden Kogeki Futsu Kebari is a pattern that uses turkey biots to create an easy and beautiful tapered ridge body. The hackle is stiff and will allow you to fish this pattern in a variety of ways. Brandon chose...

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  • Tsuki Futsu Kebari Pattern
    September 10, 2021

    Tsuki Futsu Kebari Pattern

    We love the color purple in our flies because it holds it color better than any other color in the color spectrum. It is also very close to the UV light spectrum, and fish just absolutely dig this color. We...

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  • What is a Tenkara Futsu Kebari?
    August 18, 2021

    What is a Tenkara Futsu Kebari?

    The Futsu Kebari (kebari means "fishing fly" in Japanese) is a stiff hackle (dry fly hackle) tenkara fly associated with Japanese Tenkara Fishing. It is not meant to mimic a specific insect but is more general profile of food. This fly can be...

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  • What is a Tenkara Sakasa Kebari?
    February 4, 2021

    What is a Tenkara Sakasa Kebari?

    The Sakasa Kebari (kebari means "fishing fly" in Japanese) is a reverse-hackle fly (commonly a softer hackle) that is mostly associated with Japanese Tenkara Fishing. It is not meant to mimic a specific insect but similar to what I would consider an...

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