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Fly Tying Materials

Pink Chenille - $2.50

I have pretty much decided to get out of the fly tying materials business, but the Overhand Worm is just too good to ignore. It is extremely simple to tie. It is extremely effective. 

This is the only material you need to tie it (other than a hook, of course). You don't even need thread!

One $2.25 package has enough for over 100 Overhand Worms!

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Persimmon Dyed Silk Cord - $2.50

By now, everyone has probably seen the video of Amano-san tying kebari in hand. He ties flies on eyeless hooks, first tying on a loop of silk cord treated with persimmon. The persimmon does two things, it stiffens the cord and it also dyes it a reddish brown color. People here in the US have generally used silk bead cord dyed a bright red, but now actual persimmon treated cord is available. It is slightly stiffer so it won't be so likely to collapse or twist.

(The current batch of cord is a little lighter than that shown in the photo.)

UNI-Thread - $2.75
Any color you want as long as it's gray.


Daiichi 1560 size 6

This is the hook I use for the Keeper Kebari. I had stopped selling Daiichi hooks, but I still get requests for the materials for the Keeper Kebari. I no longer carry the yarn or the hackle, but I do have a few packs of the hooks left.

Daiichi 1560 size 6 - $5

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