April 16, 2013

Tenkara Tuesday: Tying the Generic White Hackle Kebari

Welcome to Tenkara Tuesday.

This past weekend my fishing companions and I were faced with fishing in slightly off colored water.  I'm not talking chocolate milk, but rather iced tea.  When fishing tenkara in those situations, I've always found a white hackle kebari to be extremely productive.  (I know, I know...the fly doesn't matter...whatever...)

I'm not sure if it's because the fish can see the fly better in stained water, or if it's because I can see the fly better (to manipulate it) in the dirty water, but I always seem to catch more fish when using this fly.

There's nothing fancy about this fly, the pattern is pretty much as simple as it gets...I tied this one with a tan body, but regularly tie them in all kinds of colors.

Tie a few up yourself...would love to see pictures of your next catch!


  1. Nice tying job. Would make a professional proud.

  2. ....I need to get me some white hackle....

  3. I tied 3 with tan body and white hackle and used them yesterday. The creek I was on was slightly stained, perfect to try them out. Here's what I caught:


    Thanks for the idea!