Kyoto Kebari - Reverse Hackle/Herl&Cream

This pattern from the Kyoto region is built around a peacock herl body and reverse hackle collar, tied on a Gamakatsu # C13-U, Up eye Keel style dry fly hook with black silk thread and cream hackle.

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Kyoto is located in central part of the island of Honshu which is Japan's main island. It is part of the Yamashiro (or Kyoto) Basin which is in the eastern part of the mountainous region known as the Tamba highlands. It is from this region that we have the traditional Kyoto Kebari, a pattern built around a peacock herl body and reverse hackle collar. It is also one of the few Tenkara patterns that is tied with a tail of hackle barbs. We offer this pattern in three color schemes all of which revolve around the peacock herl body and hackle barb tail. All flies are tied on high quality Gamakatsu C13-U hooks available in sizes 12-14-16. The C13-U is an up-eye keel style dry fly hook with a unique wide gape bend that when combined with the up-eye creates a powerful fish holding tool. Not to be too technical but; the secret is in the fact that the tippet is pulling along an imaginary line that is parallel to the float line of the fly that passes through the apex of the bend. In other words, all the pressure the rod exerts is being focused at the exact point that holds the fish on the hook.

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