This month we have a really fun fly to tie. Don't be fooled by it's simplicity. If you are looking for a fly that gets scooped up like candy, then the Red Butt Kebari may become one of your top used flies in your "fleet of flies."..."swarm of flies?"..."flight of flies?" You know what Whatever you call it... you will want to add these to your arsenal.
Karel and I first met here in Colorado in the early days of tenkara. It was a sad day when his work sent him to live in London. But fortunately we have kept in touch and we have been able to plan fishing trips during a few summer trips he has made back to Colorado.
Later this summer it will be my turn to go meet up with him. More about that later. On with the fly!
Red Butt Kebari
"This one is a favorite from my time fishing in Colorado. Not quite an Ishigaki, not quite a Sakasa Kebari either. The Brahma hen hackle is somewhere in between stiffer cock hackle and soft hackles like partridge or pheasant. I tie this fly only in this color combination, a red butt and a black body."
Gather up your supplies:
1. Hook: Daiichi 1157, size 14 (or any hook of your preference)
2. Thread: Red Pearsalls Silk, Black 6/0 no brand thread
3. Hackle: Brahma Hen
Watch the video below!
We would love to hear if you tied this pattern and how it worked for you. Please share in the comments below.