SBS Krystal krill

SilverFly

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#33
What SF said.

Btw... Guy, it occurs to me that perhaps some time we need to arrange for you to make a little trip up this way and get some first hand r&d on the sound.
I'm liking that idea Nick. Probably should plan that before you head to Westport this summer. Let's do it!

Here's my take. Gamakatsu SC15 #6, gray + shrimp + claret via dubbing loop. I took one strand of pearl KF and cut it in half three times to make 8 equal length pieces. I folded four of the pieces into Vs around the thread and positioned them at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o'clock. Maiden voyage tomorrow morning.

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Love it! Looks super-crustaceany (if that's a real word). Gotta get me some of that claret dubbing!
 
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SilverFly

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#34
Just a quick note. It occurred to me that I probably used Spirit River Brite Blend dubbing for the original KF krill versions. Brite Blend is what I've always used for the red krill (although I thin out the bulky dubbing and use more mylar). Not that it likely matters. Ice Dub is probably a better choice for this pattern, but I do like the leggy look the thin mylar fibers in BB create. Both Nick and SeattleFarq got that right with their respective choices of dubbing materials. Nick's use of Lite Brite mixed with Ice Dub seems like the perfect combination to balance overall body profile, dial in color, and get that leggy look.
 
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I'm liking that idea Nick. Probably should plan that before you head to Westport this summer. Let's do it!
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Absolutely! I'm super open. You get a window of time let's make this happen for sure. Hell it's nothing fancy, but the Hansville Inn (aka my little 19' travel trailer) is always always available if you were able to make it a couple days or a long weekend or whatever, and makes a pretty good jumping off point for fishing a variety of waters, north sound/south sound/hood canal.
 

SilverFly

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#38
Sounds like a good reason to do a gear inventory and some shopping. The lightest rod I own right now is a 6/7. Also sure I'll need a line or two. I'm pretty flexible schedule wise working a compressed shift. My days (nights really) off are Sun - Tues and every other Sat. I also have plenty of vacation time too. So I can adjust accordingly if you think there's a particularly good weather/tide window. I already have the trip approved by the 'ol "Ball-n-Chain" ;) (at least barring any schedule conflicts with family events).

Lemme know when and I'll be there.
 

FinLuver

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#39
Guy and Nick,
I'm assuming you are tying in each strand of krystal flash indivdually?

I'd love to see someone come out with a product similar to how polar chenille is made, but with krystal flash fibers evenly spaced out.
Short. medium and long versions. It be super easy to palmer around the head of a fly like this.
I know there are a bunch of products that are close, but I've never seen one with krystal flash type fibers.
Anyone know of such a product?
SF
Try a split thread loop, evenly space the individual strands of flash, tighten it up and wrap while drawing the fibers back
 
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Sounds like a good reason to do a gear inventory and some shopping. The lightest rod I own right now is a 6/7. Also sure I'll need a line or two. I'm pretty flexible schedule wise working a compressed shift. My days (nights really) off are Sun - Tues and every other Sat. I also have plenty of vacation time too. So I can adjust accordingly if you think there's a particularly good weather/tide window. I already have the trip approved by the 'ol "Ball-n-Chain" ;) (at least barring any schedule conflicts with family events).

Lemme know when and I'll be there.

Awesome! No need to buy new gear unless you want to, I've definitely got plenty of lines and all that. Though I do understand the fun of shopping for new gear lol.

I'm on the road home from Idaho now so when I get home I'll take a look at everything and try to formulate a plan.
 

SilverFly

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#41
Awesome! No need to buy new gear unless you want to, I've definitely got plenty of lines and all that. Though I do understand the fun of shopping for new gear lol.

I'm on the road home from Idaho now so when I get home I'll take a look at everything and try to formulate a plan.
Idaho? That's the wrong way from saltwater! ;)

Played around with this some more. Started by mixing some Copper Pearl Lite Brite into the same Ice Dub blend to get more of a leggy look.

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Then tied up a sparse one more in keeping with the original versions that used Brite Blend instead of Ice Dub.

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SilverFly

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#44
Digging up that old red krill pic I finally knew what I needed try with these #10 "AH" Hawaiian bait hooks I've had laying around. Used the same Ice Dub / Copper Lite Brite mix with 2 strands of KF for antennae.

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Bought these at a local market market last summer when I was having trouble hooking reef fish. They worked great (with bait) but not having a tying kit I didn't have any way to give them a legit fly test.
 
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