Banshu KebariBanshu Fishing Flies
Technique was introduced from Kyoto in last years of Edo era and we protected as side business of farmhouse and have been brought up. We raised completeness of product with the times, and technique improved before it produced result of superior fishing.
We exhibited at fisheries Expo in Meiji middle part and won many prizes, and it was in place where many anglers recognized the quality afterward. As production center producing most of the domestic fishing lures, we lead the industry today.
The techniques of this craft were introduced to Banshu from Kyoto toward the end of the Edo period (1600-1868). Local farmers began making the hooks and flies in their spare time, preserving and developing the craft over the years, while gradually perfecting each type of hook to a level at which it would bring good results. Flies won a number of prizes at Fisheries Fairs held during the late 1800s and as a result, Banshu Kebari earned the recognition of many fishermen.
It is important when making a fly to consider the type of fish being pursued, the season, the weather, and the depth and chemistry of the water the fish inhabits. Consideration for these factors has led to the development of more than 1,000 different types of fly. Making one requires the utmost concentration but the result is a piece of grand illusion in the most alluring colors, perfectly mimicking an insect in the water. Today, Banshu leads the field as the main producer of the countries output of fishing flies.
|Industrial art object name
|Classification of industrial art object
|Main production area
||Hyogo / Nishiwaki-shi, Tanba-shi
|The designation date
||April 18, 1987
■local production associations
Banshu hook cooperative association
990, Nishiwaki, Nishiwaki-shi, Hyogo
The Nishiwaki economy center Building
■Associated exhibit space, facility
It is important that the making of fishing lure makes thing which fitted kind of fish by natural environments such as weather, the depth of the water, the quality of the water in season. Fishing lure of kinds more than 1,000 was built up in pursuit of this. We concentrate all nerve on the fingers, and aquatic insect sonomamao is fantastic industrial art object which treated beautiful color that we imitate and made up.
When making fishing flies, it is important to make ones that suit the conditions of the natural environment, including fish type and season, weather, water depth, water quality, etc. For this purpose, more than 1,000 different types of flies have been created. These lures are magical objects created focusing all energies on skilled handwork to imitate aquatic insects, and decorated in beautiful colors.
How to make
We wind wing of several kinds of chicken around hook of only less than 1cm by silk thread. We greatly gradually roll up next from point to the root. Finally product looking just like aquatic insect which seems to fly away at any moment is completed when we make Shittama and put gold leaf.
The feathers of several types of birds are wrapped around a hook less than 1 cm long and fixed in place with silk thread. Next, successive layers are gradually added from the tip to the base to increase size. The lures are then completed by making a lacquer ball and attaching gold leaf to make them look just like aquatic insects ready to fly away any moment.
Voice from production center
When we put fishing lure which can catch fish well in the wooden boxes, as insect eats away product, we put naphthalene by all means and prevent worm-eaten spot.