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  • Little Black Jun Kebari - Tenkara Fly Tying Video
    July 7, 2022

    Little Black Jun Kebari - Tenkara Fly Tying Video

    This is a very effective little soft hackle for anywhere trout live. I normally don't fish small flies that much but my dad was fishing this fly a lot last year with great success. I have made it a staple in my fly box this year and it has been great, especially when the fish are not hitting my normal size 12 flies that I fish most of the time. Works great on both small and large fish. 
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  • Ice Fire Bead Head Soft Hackle
    November 18, 2021

    Ice Fire Bead Head Soft Hackle

    We love fishing Bead Head Soft Hackles all year round.  These types of patterns are easily our most productive, go to, and confidence patterns to fish. We love to fish them on a dead drift upstream presentation, on a swing,...

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  • violet mendori jun kebari
    November 10, 2021

    Violet Mendori Jun Kebari

    Hen Feathers are our absolute favorite to tie, and tying them in a Jun or Soft Hackle style is our go to.  We have tremendous confidence in these styles of patterns.  Mendori means Hen Feather, and Jun means normal hackle. ...

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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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