Tai Chi Kebari

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Tai Chi Kebari

Post by Roadkill » Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:46 pm

This is my new Steelhead TCK fly I want to try out, considering the contrast in the Skunk is one of the features that make it so visible.

Hook- Mustad 36890 #4
Threads- White and Black monocord
Head- White Ostrich
Hackle- Black Whiting American Hen Saddle
Body- White & Black Angelina fibers (Ice Dubbing)

Yin & Yang in black and white for steelhead...
ImageIMGP0041 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

ImageIMGP0044 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Tai Chi is sometimes described as "Moving Meditation" a state of mind and oneness that I believe exists in flyfishing for those Zen mindful flyfishers. ;)
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Re: Tai Chi Kebari

Post by hankaye » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:12 pm

Roadkill, Howdy;

Bill, Beauty of a fly.

When you mentioned " Tai Chi is sometimes described as
"Moving Meditation" a state of mind and oneness that I believe
exists in flyfishing for those Zen mindful flyfishers. ;) "

Took a course in it (2 actually), and when you speed up the movements
it becomes an extremely useful Martial Art. 8-)

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Re: Tai Chi Kebari

Post by Mike62 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:46 am

I'm always leery of anything attached to the word 'Zen' these days. I had a reading class in HS and I brought 'Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance' to read. The teacher, perhaps knowing of my less than stellar academic record said "You know that's not a service manual, right?"

"Zen and the art of Tai Chi Kebari" would probably just be another one above my pay grade...
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Re: Tai Chi Kebari

Post by wsbailey » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:32 pm

I read that book years ago and found the stream of consciousness very unzen like. Another book from that era, "Trout Fishing in America", is not about trout fishing.
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Re: Tai Chi Kebari

Post by letumgo » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:02 pm

Bill,

I've had good luck with black-and-white streamers (high visibility/high contrast) when the stream has been discolored (turbid). This would likely be a good choice under those conditions. I've often had to resort to weighted patterns (beadheads) when the stream flow is high. Visibility may be measured in a matter of several inches, instead of feet. Fortunately fish have eyes on both sides of their head, effectively doubling their visibility range (i.e. - one side plus the other side).
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Re: Tai Chi Kebari

Post by Mike62 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:59 pm

wsbailey wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:32 pm
I read that book years ago and found the stream of consciousness very unzen like. Another book from that era, "Trout Fishing in America", is not about trout fishing.
Lol, I couldn't get past the first 100 pages of 'Zen' so I put it down and then segued right into the very Richard Brautigan book you mentioned. Again, I thought 'Trout fishing in America' would be about ...trout fishing in America. I enjoyed it though. I finished the book and went on to read his others. I had a lot more fun reading Brautigan than I did trying to read Pirsig.
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Re: Tai Chi Kebari

Post by Roadkill » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:31 pm

Ray,

Ted Trueblood's Integration Bucktail has been one of my go to flies for long time.
ImageIMGP9912 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

For stronger flows I tend to favor unweighted flies for the currents to provide more action but have in my vest: a 10' sink tip, a Teeny nymph line, full sinking lines, and a selection of t-14 tips in a leader wallet- 2', 5', 7 1/2' and 10' lengths to get down in the water column. ;)
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Re: Tai Chi Kebari

Post by letumgo » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:48 pm

Thanks Bill. That pattern is now on my to-do list. I report back, after I get a chance to fish it.
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Re: Tai Chi Kebari

Post by hankaye » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:39 pm

Mike62, Howdy;

:lol: , Had a brother that did the Zen and the art of VW Maint.
Took him front head badge to the exhaust pipes, He fixed it all
on a mid 60's version Beetle. He (my brother ), now does not
own a vehicle except for a bicycle. Go figure. :roll:

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