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George F. Grantís Flies



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By SÝren Glerup

The hook can be a Mustad 79580 #6 - a longshanked trout hook. The tying thread must be well waxed and is tied in 5 mm (1/5") behind the eye of the hook. Turn the thread in tight turns to 5 mm in front of the hook-bend and then back again.
George F.Grant
Now you must fix two small pins on each side of the hook shank. They shouldn't be longer than 15-16 mm (approx. 5/8") - if they are longer they will leave no space in front for the hackle and head. Tie in one needle at a time from close behind the head of the pins and backwards.

Just in front of the bend of the hook you tie down a 40-50 cm length of flat monofilament (0,50 - 0,60 mm in width), and after that a long piece of floss silk. If you donít want to use only floss silk, then you can start with darning wool and then as the last step tie a piece of flossilk down behind the pin-heads - turn it back to the bend and back to cover the yarn.
Then the tails - 3 in number - are tied down - they can be badger-hair. When the tails are in the right position, turn the tying silk back to close behind the head of the pins. A smooth tapered body is formed with the flossilk - try to keep a very tiny space clear behind the pin-heads - we will need that later!

George F.Grant
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