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George F. Grantís Flies



Preparation



By SÝren Glerup

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.

Having finshed the floss body you cover it with a thin layer of clear varnish on the back. In this layer you can place a Jungle Cock feather or the beautiful blue feather from a Jay. Take care that the colour of the floss corresponds with the colour of the feather. I have also with success tried feathers from Cock Pheasants.
There are wide possibilities for experiments!

George F.Grant
George F.Grant

Now the flat mono-nylon is turned in tight turns up over the shank - take care that it doesnít twist. It is tied down directly behind the pin-heads - not in front of them!

The woven hackle is tied down 5-7 mm in front of the pin-heads - not closer or you canít give them the right angle to the rear.

George F.Grant

Itís turned just like a doubled cock-hackle - one turn in front of the preceeding one much like the technique used for ostrich herl on a salmon fly.
George F.Grant

You finish with a nice conical head, which you perhaps can give a coat of red lacquer, so that it can look like the original flies.

Søren Glerup

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