The Killer Kebari "One Fly" Tying Kit™ includes a package of 25 Daiichi hooks, the materials* required to tie 25 Killer Kebari, and step-by-step instructions. It is a great way for a beginner or experienced fly tier to try out a new pattern without having to buy whole ball of Killer Bug yarn or a whole partridge skin.
I have been fishing hackled killer bugs for some time and doing well with them. A while ago, while looking at Fujioka-san's great site for tenkara fly patterns, I noticed that one of the Hida Takayama varieties of tenkara fly is very, very close to being a hackled killer bug - basically a yarn body and a soft hackle.
When the first tenkara fly swap in the US was organized and called for a participant's best tenkara fly, this is the fly I sent. I called it the Killer Kebari.
Consisting of a copper wire underbody, (which also provides just a little bit of extra weight), a body of Killer Bug Yarn and a bit of soft hackle, the killer kebari is a bit more complicated to tie than a killer bug but it fishes at least as well. I now tie them with partridge feathers rather than hen pheasant - it's just too hard to find small enough feathers on a hen pheasant skin.
The presence of hackle allows one to use the "invitation" technique - pulsing the hackle with small rhythmic rod movements. When fished on the swing or as you lift the fly to make a new cast, the hackle folds back along the body just like the legs and antennae of an ascending caddis pupa.
Give these flies a try. They've gotten some favorable comments from bloggers and guides, and I really think you'll like them.
The Killer Kebari "One Fly" Tying Kit™ is a bit more expensive than the other "One Fly" kits but there are more components to this kit.
Please note that the kit now contains a package of partridge feathers rather than the pheasant feathers shown in the photo.
The step-by-step instructions are pretty much the same as shown on my Killer Kebari page, but most people probably don't have their vise set up in front of the computer screen.
*Note: The US Postal service does not allow super glue to be sent though the mail, so I cannot include it in the kit.Killer Kebari "One Fly" Tying Kit™ - $22.50
Results are typical.
Payment is through PayPal but you don't need to have a PayPal account. You can use your credit card.
Domestic shipping is $3, via USPS First Class mail (2-5 day delivery). The charge will be added to your order automatically.
Because of US Government regulations, I cannot ship the kit out of the US.
|I made up of few of the Killer Kebari flies from the kit you sent. Bluegill in a nearby pond went right after them, which is very impressive in late November in Indiana. The water is pretty cool here and the fishing is very slow now.
Harold B, Indiana
|Your Killer Kebari pattern was deadly on the North Carolina Nantahala yesterday. Water 40 degrees and after one day of bamboo rod and streamer with 2 fish, my Iwana and your pattern caught over 13 fish - in dead winter the next day. Just sent 2nd order!
William H, Georgia