King Salmon

Fly Name
Hook 8-1
Thread black
Wings none
Tails black hair
Body silver or gold braided tinsel
Hackle red

King Salmon

King Salmon

Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend. Tie in the hair tail material by making two loose wraps followed up with 3 to 5 tight wraps.

King Salmon

Attach a pair of bead chain eyes by winding thread in a figure 8 pattern. Add a drop of head cement to keep them in place. Attach the braided tinsel behind the eyes with 5 tight wraps.

King Salmon

Evenly double wind the body material back down to the tail and up to just behind the eyes. Secure with 5 tight thread wraps. Cut away excess.

King Salmon

Select hackle for proper size and desired stiffness. Cut stem at junction with webby and stiff fibers. Strip away fibers exposing 2 to 3mm of stem. Tie in stem with 2 loose wraps to place, followed up with 3 to 5 tight thread wraps. Concave side of hackle is opposite of body. Wind hackle evenly forward to 1mm behind hook eye. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight thread wraps. Cut off to break away excess hackle. Short or slippery hackles require hackle pliers while long hackles can be wound with fingers.

King Salmon

Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate both the thread base and hackle stems.


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