Takayama Midge Kebari

midge-step-8The Takayama Midge is simply a Takayma Sakasa Kebari tied on a small #16-18 dry fly hook.  Could be tied with a variety of thread colors but black works well.   I have had a few days where fish would not take my normal sized kebari and had to go small to get them to take.

 

Materials

Hook:    #16-18, dry fly
Thread:  Black 6/0
Hackle:  Grizzly hen 
Collar:  Peacock herl

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.  Prepare a grizzly hen hackle by pulling off the fluff at the base, tie in by the tip with a small amount of fiber for hackle.

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3.  Trim the hackle tip.  Wind the hackle for two to three wraps, stroking the fibers so they cup out in front of the hook.  Tie down and trim.

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4.  Create a thin body with thread by winding to the bend of the hook and back to just before the hackle.

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5.  Tie in a peacock herl.

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6.  Wind a collar of peacock herl up against the hackle.  Tie down and trim.

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7.  Whip finish behind collar and trim thread.