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George F. Grantís Flies
By SÝren Glerup
The hallmarks of Grantís flies are the woven hair hackle and a body covered with flat mono-nylon.
Weaving the hackle: A strong tying thread is doubled and stretched tight between two vices. Tie an overhand knot on the doubled end approx. 5 cm (2") and place the loop over a needle fixed in the left vice. The thread must be as tight as its strength allows.
A small bundle of hair approx. 3 cm (1.5í) is fixed by their buts between the jaws of a hackle plier. The length depends on the size of the hook on which it is later to be tied.
The bundle is then twisted around the doubled thread as shown on the drawing. When finished itís tightened and pressed to the left against the knot. Take good care, that you donít wear it too much or twist the thread.
When this is done right all buts are on one side and all the tips on the other. Continue the process with 15 to 20 bundles.
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