Oki™ Kebari (size 8, 3 flies)
Many tenkara anglers in Japan favor larger tenkara flies, even for trout in mountain streams. With faster flowing waters, larger flies give fish a good opportunity to see it and the potential high calorie intake is too much for them to resist.
Particularly effective in fast water, or when the bugs are bigger, this size of tenkara fly should be in every tenkara angler's fly box. The Oki Kebari (literally "Big Fly") is a pattern developed by Tenkara USA® founder, Daniel Galhardo. It combines several attributes from tenkara flies he's learned from different teachers: larger size, soft hackle and peacock herl collar on a barbless hook. The forward-facing hackle also ensures a very lively fly underwater. This tenkara fly can be a very effective "secret weapon".
Size 8. Three flies in vial.
All Tenkara USA® flies are tied on barbless hooks.
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Excellent fly. Great movement in water.
I just followed the description and bang, there's action. This fly attracts all size fish. For some reason the chubs love to swallow this thing. But it is most beneficial in some faster water, I have used it in a very narrow fast corners with incredible success. Just get some and try it.
I have a lot of flies in boxes, but inevitably I just cary a couple of these. because they end up being all I use. They look like most of the bugs I end up swatting stream side and the extra bit of weight helps in the wind. Big enough to hope for a larger fish and I have been amazed how small of one will bite.
I tie my own flies, but I often buy flies as a model to tie from. These are well tied, quality flies. You cannot beat the presentation of the glass vile.
Nice action, good for faster rivers, versatile.