Published Dec 30. 2021 - 2 years ago
Updated or edited Jan 12. 2022

Kwan Fly

Kwan flys are a loose representation of a cross between a shrimp and a crab. They work great for saltwater fish that target Crustaceans. Fish like redfish, speckled trout, permit, bonefish and more. They are fairly easy to tie, except for the body. However once you get the technique down of doing the x-wraps and tying tightly, it becomes fairly easy and quick to do. Granted I dont think anyone can bust out 20 per hour, but ive been known to tie 10+ in an hour. Now this one specifically I tied is a slight variation of the original. I use hackle, a chickabou feather and legs to accent it. There have been so many different variations of this pattern in the past that honestly I dont know exactly what the original is. However this is the style I go with, and find works best.

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Hook: Gamakatsu SL11's (size 2) -
Thread: Veevus 140 Power Thread (brown) -
Dumbell Eyes: Brass Dumbell (gold/4.0mm) -
Tail Accent: Whiting Chickabou Patch (grizzly orange) -
Tail: Extra Select Craft Fur (tan) -
Marker: Risen Fly Tying Markers (brown) -
Legs: Hot Tipped Crazy Legs (rootbeer orange tipped) -
Hackle: Whiting Brahma Soft Hackle With Chicabou Pelt (mottled died brown) -
Body Material: FTD Water Silk (gold sand/pheasant tail) -

Vise: Renzetti Traveler -
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec -
Razor Scissors: Risen 4" Razor Scissors -
Hair Scissors: Risen Straight Hair Scissors -
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass -
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench -
UV Light: Ultrafire UV Super Power -

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