#112 – Primary Attraction

#112 Primary Attraction - Ken Craigue Jr.
#112 Primary Attraction - Ken Craigue Jr.

Tied by: Ken Craigue Jr.
Originated by: Ken Craigue Jr.

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer Hook #2 8xl
Thread: White 210 denier
Tag: Holo (pearl) tinsel
Body: Red silk
Rib: Holo (pearl) tinsel
Belly: 5-6 peacock herl then yellow bucktail
Throat: Red hackle fibers or red marabou (short) under red hackle fibers
Underwing: Blue bucktail under yellow bucktail
Wing: Yellow hackle flanked by grizzly red hackle
Shoulder: Mallard flank dyed yellow
Eyes: Jungle cock
Head: Black lacquered

Notes: The Primary Attraction is one of several from a series of “Primary” flies designed by Ken in 2011. All of the streamers in the series use a red, yellow and blue color scheme, drawing on past creations such as the Footer’s Special and Guide’s Special. The red grizzly makes for nice parr marking on the side of the streamer and backed by the yellow provides a bright target for predators.

Ken Craigue, Jr – Ken grew up near the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in Melvin Village, NH. As a young boy he fished the big lake and the lakes region. At ten years old, in 1972, Ken discovered fly tying and was immediately hooked.
[visit Ken’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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