Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The "Futsu Kebari" and Other Musings

In this photo you can see a waterfall. The stream that flows above this gorge that is the spillway of the Hogback Res. is a stream that I have fished twice. I was told that it never dries up and it's flow is pretty consistent. The times I fished it I caught some beautiful brookies, but what I most remember is the trek into that stream. I was a lot younger and now that I'm writing this I get pains in the knees and my backside from sliding down the ridges. It's a stream I would gladly share with an adventurous soul. There are some awesome views back there.

 

 

The Futsu Kebari...I think that's what these flies are called. A simple thread body and hackle. The thread is silk and it's wrapped with a somewhat large long head. The hackle is dry fly rooster wound on using 3-4 turns. Even though the hackle is dry fly, the fly itself is a wet fly. There is probably a reason for it but I'm not certain of it.
 

Here is a Futsu Kebari tied using a dubbed body. The dubbing used is a  mix of life cycle nymph dubbing and Shetland spindrift wool, "thanks Lou"...this fly was featured in a post not long ago.
 

This orange blonde Futsu Kebari was a killer for me the other day. What surprised me was the amount of salmon parr-smolts that this fly brought to me.
 

Are you ready for some brown trout? These guys are really showing up.
 

17 comments:

  1. I've been thinking of tying a few of those up, now I need to!

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    1. billp
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      Get to it buddy. I have been having a lot of fun both tying these and fishing them. Poking around trying to find some history on these flies.

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  2. Alan, Fantastic looking flies and they'd do a job anywhere. Absolutely splendid. that stream looks like an explorers dream, is there deeper water above the cascade? I'm convinced I can see it but maybe it's the imagination at work, but that's what gets you up there. Stay safe, John
    PS I know what you mean about the knees...

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    1. The Two Terriers
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      John above the falls the stream is a typical mountain water. It has riffles and some deep pools. One has a great deal to look at and for along it's course. Now I leave it to those better suited for the rigors of mountain climbing.

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  3. Nice Brown for such a small stream.

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    1. Mark Kautz
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      Mark this time of year some of the bigger fish will show up at these small streams looking to spawn. So you never know.

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  4. What a picturesque stream, with beautiful flies to go with it. There is something so attractive in the simplicity of the futsu kebari. It seems the trout feel the same! I will have to go looking for this little stream and hope that I can find it.

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    1. New Fly Fisher
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      I love the simplicity and effectiveness of these flies. The North Country spiders are also a favorite of mine.
      I'll post directions to that stream.

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  5. Alan
    The scenery is sometimes missed when one is fishing; which is one of the reasons, aside from landing fish, that being outdoors is so rewarding. Nice brown trout taken, thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill the place is as important to me as the fish taken. In our thoughts we remember the fish but the place comes in a very close second.

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  6. I'd like to volunteer as a pack mule for that spot, or any others you've an interest in sharing!
    Haha, Natty and I a hungry for new spots.

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    1. Nathan Camp
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      Nate it a rough place at least for me. But knowing you I feel you can handle it.

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  7. Alan, last time I was up at that dam area I wondered if anyone ever fished that brook spillway. That question is answered now. How in the world did you get down in there? A beautiful brown, Alan. It appears to be a wild one don't you think?

    Regards, Sam

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    1. Sam
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      Sam I have never fished the spillway, but I have fished the brook above the falls. I would imagine a few fish from the Farmington could get into the portion below the falls, but above the falls it's all brookies. A wild one for sure.

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  8. I don't get those hooks here, ... Kebari flies look good tied, because that name ... Futsu .. ??

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    1. Armando Milosevic
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      Armando the place to get the hooks is online.
      https://fireholeoutdoors.com/

      The flies work well.

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