Last week I ordered several different colors of Jamieson Spindrift Shetland yarn to experiment with when making kebari. The colors I ordered; Fog, Rosewood, Moorit, Salmon, Daffodil, Cornfield, Purple, Cobalt, and Oyster.
I've made a few kebari from the different colors. Here are 3 that I have made from Salmon, Cornfield ( I read a recommendation to tie kebari with Cummin color & I thought Cornfield was close) and Cobalt.
I have fished for about 45 minutes with the Salmon and Cornfield kebari in the small stream in front of my house. Initial response is positive. If not caught up in other activities I plan to go fish a local lake or stream this evening. ( alas, my family is at the family cabin near state trout streams but someone has to work and pay the bills)
I dropped some water on the yarn before taking these pictures.
Cobalt and Hen Saddle, black thread. Note I compressed the feather more than I intended too. A wrap to far. Daiichi 1550, #14
Cornfield and Starling, with Rusty Brown thread. Daiichi 1550. #14
Salmon and Starling, the yarn turns more red than pink when wet. I've tied two, one with red thread and one with black thread. The one with black thread looks just a red when wet. TMC100 #12
The Salmon yarn fly with black thread is stuck on a tree branch about 25' above ground level. A result of watching the new Tying Tenkara Flies DVD to long before going outside near dark to try the Salmon kebari I tied while getting a quick overview of the DVD content. The recommendations on how to fish the kebari , I think , is just informative as learning some new tips or tricks to use when tying flies.
I've also tied a couple of kebari with Moorit and Rosewood, nice multi-color yarn. I'm anxious to see how they work. As well as the Fog multi-color yarn and the other solid colors too. However, otoh, when catching fish its hard to stop and change flies just to try another color.
Any other yarn color experimenters have a favorite color ?