Ishigaki Kebari

ishigaki-step-7Named after Dr. Hisao Ishigaki who introduced tenkara to the west.  This is another very simple fly using only thread and hackle but uses a dry fly hackle instead of soft hackle.  Dr. Ishigaki ties this fly in commonly in black/brown but also in gray/grizzly.

 

 

Materials

Hook:   #14-16 dry fly
Hackle: Brown dry fly hackle, about one size larger than hook
Thread: Black 6/0

Video Instructions

Step-By-Step Instructions

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1.  Attach thread to hook at eye, wrap back around 10-12 wraps.

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2.  Tie in the hackle with the curved side facing up.

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3.  Wrap a few turns of thread in back of the hackle.

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4.  Wind the hackle for three wraps, stroking the fibers so they cup out in front of the hook.

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5.  Tie off the hackle and trim.

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6.  Wrap the thread to the bend of the hook and forward again to the hackle creating a tapered body.

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7.  Whip finish in back of the hackle, trim the thread.