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Published Sep 1. 2015 - 1 year ago
Kai's Green Terror
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Cold saltwater fly
- As usual â€“ start your thread on the hook shank
- Tie in a patch of orange or red yarn for the tail
- Now position a single grizzly hackle.
- Protect the the hook shank with a layer of varnish. Necessary or not?
- Tie in the chartreuse body material.
- Wind the body material forward in very close turns
- Leave enough space for the head
- Cut the body material after having secured it with the thread
- Now cut the tail off In my experience it has proven very well to: - let the body material end in the position of the hook point - and end with the bobtail where the arch is Following this instruction you get a rather small fly in comparison to the size of the hook. But as long as I fish these flies I got more hook-ups and lost quite less fish then before. And on the other hand it seams to me, that a larger hook doesnâ€™t bother the fish at all
- Comb the body material with a brush.
- Normally I gave the body a torpedo like shape
- Now wind the hackle round the hook
- Again, leave enough space for the head knot
- This is crucial! Secure the hackle separately with a good amount of glue; otherwise it will obviously come lose within a few takes
- Make the whipfinish knot
- Secure all again with glue
Stinger hook, size 2-6
Red or orange yarn
Green flash chenille