Kebari in Focus is Launched

4 CommentsFriday, 1 December 2017  |  Paul G

Join Pro Fly Tier John Pearson for Episode 1 of Kebari in Focus

I'm delighted to let you in on the incredible demonstrations and insights that JP has been putting together on the REAL DEAL behind Japanese kebari tyings. It's the perfect compliment (and way in) to the fishing presentation methods and fish behavioural triggers I explain in our book "How to Fool Fish with Simple Flies". 


In this series, JP will reveal and give the background to some of our favourite and most effective patterns that have come out of our travelling and interviewing experts at the source in Japan.

John Pearson ties Karasu Kebari for Kebari in Focus

So go ahead and click on the picture to start adding killer fly patterns to your box.

PLUS, if you like the idea of spreading top quality video insights and tying demos revealing authentic Japanese principles of fly design through the western tenkara community, Go ahead and click your favourite social share buttons on this page.

There is WAY more to Japanese tenkara flies than reverse hackles (though they are fascinating too of course).


PS - If you are SOMEHOW not yet taking advantage of over a year's worth of free email tuition to improve your success on stream and stay up to date with all our new developments - you should probably CLICK HERE to choose your location and start catching up.


Christopher Pearce
Friday, 1 December 2017  |  16:51

This is a good looking, nicely tied and no doubt appetizing fly, but the method of strengthening the herl body with a rib is wrongly shown.
When the rib is wound in the opposite direction along the shank to the herl, as here, it should be wound in the same direction around it, and vice versa.
The way shown here does little to bind down and protect the herl body, and if the rib is at the same pitch as the herl, nothing.


Paul Gaskell
Sunday, 3 December 2017  |  9:22

You are absolutely right about the spiral Chris (I often tie it the way you describe, largely by accident since it just makes it a bit easier to trap the fibres with the first turn of thread at the hook bend). In fishing practice, as long as you make your turns of thread slightly closer together than the turns of herl, the thread still grabs each fragment before it unwinds too far (as in the photo of one of JP's used flies in the video).

Many thanks for your comment and sharing your insights, that's exactly what our site and content is all about.


Monday, 4 December 2017  |  3:28

What is the difference between your e-Book and the coffee table book you've just published? Is the content identical,?

Paul Gaskell
Monday, 4 December 2017  |  7:36

Hi Bryan, the words and pictures are basically the same - the interior page layout has been redesigned to improve the look for an 8'' x 10'' print version.

Thank you for checking it out,