Pheasant Tail Kebari

pt-step-12This kebari is a blend of the Western Pheasant Tail nymph with a Takayama  Sakasa Kebari.  It uses phesant tail fibres for the body and a copper wire rib taken from the nymph pattern.  I like this in smaller sizes and also tie a bead-head version for early and late in the season.

 

Materials

Hook:   #12-16
Thread: Brown 6/0
Hackle: Pheasant Rump
Body:   Pheasant Tail fibers
Rib:    Copper Wire
Collar: Peacock Herl

Video Instructions

Step-By-Step Instructions

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1.  Attach thread to hook at eye, create a head by wrapping back  around 10-12 wraps, back to the eye and back again.

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2. Prepare a soft hackle and tie in with the tip facing back and the concave side of the feather pointing down.

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

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4.  Wind thread back to the bend of the hook, attaching copper wire while doing so.

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5.  Tie in 3-5 pheasant tail fibers by their tips.

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6.  Wind thread up to in back of the hackle.

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7.  Wind pheasant tail fibers forward to create a tapered body, tie off and trim.  It helps to keep ahold of the fibers before trimming so they don’t get mixed in with the hackle.

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8.  Wind the copper wire forward to create an evenly segmented body, trim wire.

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9.  Tie in a piece of peacock herl behind the hackle.

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10.  Make 3-4 wraps of the herl to create a collar in back of the hackle, tie down hearl in back of collar.

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11.  Trim herl and whip finish, trim thread.