Tying and Fishing our 12 Secret Weapon Flies

28 CommentsThursday, 12 April 2018  |  Paul G

Fly Tying and Fishing Montage Video Podcast: Plus DVD!

Sampler and original time-limited offer - Fishing Montage, Dubbing Masterclass, Tying DVD Tactics Breakdown and Special Time-Limited Offer...It's all in this Final Episode (Scroll Down to order your DVD at the regular price):

The fishing montage starting at 7 minutes and 58 seconds alone should be enough to have you CLICKING TO ORDER YOUR COPY!

That's after JP's dubbing masterclass starting at 1 minute 37 seconds...

Of course the Full DVD breakdown, Preview Content and Special Offer at 26 minutes and 6 seconds can't be missed either.

Complete Kebari Collection DVD


Not only the best way to learn how to create your own box of 12 Secret Weapon Flies - but we think it's the best teaching tool for you to help anyone tie their first (super-effective) flies too. Take advantage of the offer now - and here's to your best fishing season yet!



Graham Stevens
Thursday, 12 April 2018  |  20:21

hi Guys
Tried to order the Secret weapons dvd but I keep being returned to your web site and not able to purchase

Paul Gaskell
Thursday, 12 April 2018  |  20:33

Hi Graham, it seems like Paypal has been playing up today. Some folks have managed to order and then other times it has been 'returning people to the merchant'. Can you try a couple of things.. Firstly just completely refresh the page and try again after a few minutes.

Secondly, try it from a different device if you have one available.. (laptop or phone or tablet)

I'm sorry (and annoyed) that Paypal is causing these problems for you and others.


Graham Stevens
Thursday, 12 April 2018  |  21:14

Hi Paul
Managed to order the dvd thanks for your help

Paul G
Thursday, 12 April 2018  |  21:26

Thank you Graham for sticking with it and reporting back on your success. Many thanks also for supporting our launch efforts (despite the stresses of PayPal trying to kick us in the unmentionables!!!)


Bob H
Thursday, 12 April 2018  |  23:43


Had same issue. Your trying on a different device (phone) worked! Great tip!


Paul Gaskell
Friday, 13 April 2018  |  0:11

Again I'm just sorry you had the inconvenience Bob, but thank you for persevering.

Walter Ayers
Thursday, 12 April 2018  |  21:05

I do not desire a DVD, will this be offered in a download only version?

Paul G
Thursday, 12 April 2018  |  21:18

Hi Walter - we will be making a standalone download version available in the weeks after the launch of the physical DVD.

Of course, with the current offer, you could order the DVD as a gift for someone else and keep the download version for yourself for around the same price as the download alone. :)


Saturday, 14 April 2018  |  16:39

Ok, you twisted my arm enough, I will buy the package today. As always I forward to viewing your works.

Paul Gaskell
Saturday, 14 April 2018  |  19:11

Great news Walter - I wish you great tying and fishing experiences :)

Glenn Smithson
Friday, 13 April 2018  |  10:57

Hi guys, not speaking as a pro tyer but as someone that has rattled out a few.
The mini series is a great vehicle to show what can be achieved by following the DVD.
In my humble opinion there is enough information, instruction and encouragement to take someone from catching on their first thread to ‘that stage’ where you feel slightly uncomfortable fishing with a kebari that you haven’t tied yourself.
Thought it was great to also show the experimental side of kebari tying and encourage folk to try different materials etc to personalise their kebari to specific requirements.
Great job guys!!!

Paul Gaskell
Friday, 13 April 2018  |  11:00

Tremendous feedback Glenn as that is exactly the experience we hoped to provide for people. It's a brilliant feeling when you know that other people can share in and benefit from the experiences we are lucky to have had.

Peter Heath
Friday, 13 April 2018  |  12:33

So well presented I nearly purchased it again!!

Paul Gaskell
Friday, 13 April 2018  |  18:35

Ha ha ha - we could do with a few hundred folks more like you Peter!!


Bernard Cronshaw
Tuesday, 17 April 2018  |  6:31

Hi Paul, I did !!

Paul Gaskell
Tuesday, 17 April 2018  |  6:38

Thank you Bernard - you know you're the man!



Saturday, 14 April 2018  |  0:06

Robust ! I like robust. I favor robust kebari they will hold together long enough to become rumpled looking, like a bug pummeled in stream currents, becoming imo more attractive to fish.

Paul Gaskell
Saturday, 14 April 2018  |  7:16

Exactly David, the fish certainly seem to approve too ;)

Thursday, 19 April 2018  |  4:54

Downloaded the two videos, the accompanying pdf file, plus the updated How to Fool Fish with Simple Flies pdf files today. No problems, except for my internet connect being a bit slow.

The videos delivered robust information as expected. JP I appreciate the tying tips, advice, and demonstrations. I even liked the bit about leaving on a few errant feather barbs sticking out of the kebari body.

One trick not presented that I learned after finding the name of a well known western style fly fishing Japanese angler and book author, whose name I don't recall, is to leave the tail end of the thread long when wrapping on the base layer of thread. Later you can counter wrap it forward over the peacock herl, zenmai or wool yarn body, the same way JP demonstrated. (or wrap the peacock herl or yarn round the thread). The forward end is finished off with a couple of half hitches or just a few turns round, which are farther secured by being over wrapped with thread coming off the bobbin as you complete the fly. I use that technique once in a while, just for variation in how I do things. It seems to work well.

I've also found green thread to be an attractive color to fish. You will see several green thread kebari in Ajari's kebari box in the Tenkara New Techniques DVD featuring Takahashi Shin & Saigō Kazumi. [ 高橋伸と西郷和巳 ]

David Noll
Saturday, 14 April 2018  |  0:28

Went through PayPal immediately. Guess I'm going to have to start learning how to use and tie kebari.

Paul Gaskell
Saturday, 14 April 2018  |  7:19

Welcome to the family of Kebari tiers David, I'm sure you're going to love the satisfaction of catching your first fish on a self tied kebari. Please share any pictures and stories of that first one (especially which of the 12 patterns made the magic work for you).


Saturday, 14 April 2018  |  5:28

Looking forward to your new presentation. Just wanted to know when the download would be available. Past purchases were almost immediate. Thanks and looking forward to the patterns

Paul Gaskell
Saturday, 14 April 2018  |  7:22

Hi Steve, we are creating and uploading the download version in parallel with the launch. We'll be sending out a slip with your physical copy with a free download link and code.

Many thanks for supporting our launch and I wish you huge success with the tying and the fishing of these 12 patterns from our travels.

Thomas Piard
Tuesday, 17 April 2018  |  14:13

I just ordered it. Waiting impatiently right now!

Paul Gaskell
Tuesday, 17 April 2018  |  14:26

Merci Thomas!...vous ete trop gentile.

Mark Van Heijningen
Friday, 20 April 2018  |  19:25

Hi Paul and John
Have you thought about providing a sreaming version as well? I consume my multmedia on an iPad and downloading is a pain. And I don’t own a DVD player anymore. Vimeo allowas for selling your content that way. Cheers, Mark

Paul Gaskell
Saturday, 21 April 2018  |  8:38

Hi Mark, we've been thinking about it for a while - and thank you very much for your suggestion and insight. One of the major things that we need to test out is a viable price for streaming versions of our products. In other words, how to price it so that we can still recover the costs and effort of producing each title. Out of interest, what would you expect to pay to stream our material?

Mark Van Heijningen
Monday, 28 May 2018  |  18:47

Hi Paul
I would pay the same amount as for the DVD. I donˋt need to physically posess the content. But that is just me.