Kræ 2

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Kræ 2

Postby ScottP » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:19 pm

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A Danish seatrout fly; this could also be used as a wet in freshwater. Original had grizzly marabou throat but I preferred the hackle; use what you will.

hook - Mustad 9671 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
rib - small wire silver
tail - grizzly marabou
body - tinsel silver
hackle - hen grizzly
wing - calftail white
topping - peacock swords


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Re: Kræ 2

Postby daringduffer » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:14 pm

Very nice and well tied as could be expected.

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Re: Kræ 2

Postby letumgo » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:43 pm

Perfection...

How did you wrangle the sword fibers like that? What’s your secret?

Really impressive!
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Re: Kræ 2

Postby ScottP » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:38 pm

letumgo wrote:How did you wrangle the sword fibers like that? What’s your secret?


Ray,

Thanks for the kind words. I trimmed a section of quill with the fibers still attached, layed them on top of the wing with the curve pointing the way I wanted and tied them in (only took 2 tries!). If they don't lay right, you can unwrap and try again; since they're still on the quill, it's easy to stroke them back into alignment (once they're off the quill it's almost impossible to get them to behave).

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After the fact I found a Davie McPhail video that shows it better than I can explain (right around the 6:00 mark)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CjsRaklkuMw

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Re: Kræ 2

Postby letumgo » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:21 am

Thanks Scott. I’ve used this technique, but still ended up with a couple “strays”. Guess I just gotta practice. :D
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Re: Kræ 2

Postby ScottP » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:51 am

letumgo wrote:I’ve used this technique, but still ended up with a couple “strays”. Guess I just gotta practice. :D


Ray,

The 5 coats of Krylon high gloss help, too.

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Re: Kræ 2

Postby letumgo » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:45 pm

Your attention to detail is what makes the final fly look so nice. A "frame worthy" fishing fly.
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