Eyeless Kebari

eyeless-step-8Traditionally kebari were tied on hooks that did not have eyes but instead used silk loops to create an eye.  A silk eye can be added to any kebari to give it a more traditional look.

Materials

Hook:   #12-14 with eye clipped or an eyeless hook
Eye:    Griffin's Bead Cord No. 2
Thread: 6/0
Hackle: Soft hackle of choice

Video Instructions

Step-By-Step Instructions

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1.  Attach thread at front end of hook, wrap back 10-12 wraps.

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2.  Create a small loop with the bead cord, tie down at the end of the thread wraps.

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3.  Wind therad forward to end of hook and back again to secure the loop, trim excess silk.

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4.  Tie in the hackle with the tip behind the head and the concave side of the feather pointing down.

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5.  Trim the hackle tip then wind the hackle using the stem, stroking the fibers forward to create a cone shape of the hackle.  Tie off the stem and any loose fibers, trim.

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6.  Create a tapered body of thread from the hackle to the bend of the hook and back again.

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7.   Whip finish in back of the hackle and trim.