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Search and Kill Step-by-Step

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This is my first tutorial so be easy on me.......

 

 

The Search and Kill Streamer.......

 

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Materials:

 

Hook: Up-Eye Streamer

Thread: 6/0 Danville

Tail: Two matching grizzly hackles with a skirt of olive marabou

Flash: Four strands of crystal flash, two on each side

Body: In the origonal, I used Cactus, but for the tutorial I will be using regular light green chinnile. You can use either one.

Body Hackle (optional): Brown neck hackle

Wing/Veil: Two matching Brown Spruce Hackles

Hackle: Grizzly hackle

Head: Black

 

 

Step 1:

 

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Run on thread and take it to the bend

 

Step 2:

 

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Tie in two matching grizzly hackles about 1.5 times the length of the hook shank

 

Step 3:

 

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Tie in a sparse skirt of olive marabou

 

Step 4:

 

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Clip off excess

 

Step 5:

 

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Tie in two strands of crystal flash on both sides of the fly

 

Step 6:

 

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Trim to length and clip off excess

 

Step 7:

 

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Tie in chennile

 

Step 8:

 

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Wind chennile up to about 3/4 the shank

 

Step 9:

 

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Step 10:

 

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Prepare two matching spruce hackles

 

Step 11:

 

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Tie them in, on on each side of the fly

 

Step 12:

 

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Prepare a grizzly saddle hackle and tie it in

 

Step 13:

 

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Wind hackle

 

Step 14:

 

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Tie it off and clip excess

 

Step 15:

 

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Build a head and whip-finish

 

Step 16:

 

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Clip thread

 

Step 17:

 

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Apply "Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails" to the head

 

 

 

 

 

The "Search and Kill" dressed to search out those fall Rainbows!

 

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Thanks Lykos, it looks like I made a mistake with the name though <_< I wrote "Search and Kill" instead of "Seek and Kill." Oh well <_<

 

Also I forgot to mention that this tutorial was done with my old vise, very ugly but holds a streamer hook extremely well...my new one is prettier but not so well at holding the streamers....

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Heres one I caught this morning on the 'Seek and Kill':

 

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A nice 13+ Rainbow. It had some scars on it, maybe from someone mishandling it previously.

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