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Name Your Kebari
by Les Albjerg
Caught on Keeper Kebari
TenkaraBum to me is not only about the gear, but also about pushing the envelope. That said, Tenkara traditionally is about a fixed line rod, a basic line, and a kebari. So, I would love to hear from the readers what kebari you like to fish and why.
I will begin. The kebari I most often fish with is the Keeper Kebari. I have tied it on hooks from size 6 to 8. One of my favorite hooks has been a size 7 carp hook that I bought on sale from England. I have used black and peacock yarn. The trout seem to almost always just slam this fly. I have had very few subtle takes. It has been a great smallmouth bass fly. It is the fly I caught my first carp on.
So, name your Kebari!
“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.
Beware of the Dogma