Kebari Box

What to tie on your line to catch more fish!

Welcome to the Kebari Box.

If you are interested in learning to tie the kebari that I use while fishing tenkara, this is the place for you. I am pleased to share the techniques I use when tying the kebari patterns I use every day.  Through videos and written posts I will be offering, you will be able to fill your kebari box with the same patterns I do.  I will also discuss the kebari tying equipment and fly tying specific books that I use for resource material.

Kebari Box Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a professional kebari tyer. I tie the kebari patterns purely to fill my kebari box. Know that I will do my best to offer the highest quality material that I can for those learning to tie kebari.

Kebari Box Video Notes

When I started learning to tie flies I purchased a book written by Charlie Craven. I also took a course from Charlie at his shop, Charlie’s Fly Box in Arvada, Colorado. You may notice in the videos that I wrap the hook using my left hand. I am actually a right handed person but I wrap with my left hand as I have more control of the materials I am using with my right hand. This was a technique I learned from Charlie and find it to be extremely useful.

If you learned to wrap with your right hand simple reverse the steps I show in the videos and posts.

Kebari Patterns

Karel's Catchumall Original Design by Karel, tied by Denver Dobbins

Karel’s Catchumall

Learn one of the kebari from a tenkara “Master”!

Kebari Box Episode 1 Tools

Learn about the tools I use to tie Japanese kebari and western fly patterns.

Tenkara Grasshopper Yin Yang Kebari Episode 2

Learn about one of my favorite tenkara patterns and how to tie it.

Kebari Equipment

Finest Fly Tying Benches of Colorado “Rainbow”

Need a kebari tying bench for your Man Cave.

Finest Fly Tying Benches of Colorado Side Caddy

Need a little extra storage space at your kebari tying station?

Fly Box Fly Tying Episode 1 Tools

Interested in learning to tie kebari patterns. Find the tools to get started here.

Fly Tying Books and Videos

tying tenkara dvd
Tying Tenkara Flies Volume 1

A great resource for learning more about tying tenkara flies.

 Simple Flies High Res
Simple Flies

An in-depth study of simplistic flies that meet the ideas of tenkara flies.