by Les Albjerg
Chris - Thanks for sharing a quick report on your Maine trip. However, that chewed Keeper Kebari looks sick! I felt the need to show one that is ready for action! I tie Keeper Kebari on lighter hooks too, but would like to share a couple of pictures of what I am calling the Karp Kebari. I had two hooks break last year using standard size 6 3x hooks on carp using the standard Keeper Kebari. I switched to these carp hooks last summer and haven't broken a hook yet. I find this fly works well on smallies too! The Arma hooks are hard to get. So a good size 6-8x steelhead hook works well too. I am using TMC 200 hooks right now. Tie up a few and enjoy the battle!
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
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