Fly Tying Video Library
Bonefish, Redfish, Snook
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Pat Dorsy’s Kwan Fly was created for the backwaters and flats of South Florida developed initially for bonefish. The Kwan is a very effective redfish fly in most conditions. It’s a good crab imitation but unlike most crab flies it can be stripped for cruising reds. Its easy to tie and a very productive pattern for almost anywhere in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.
This version is the original but with sili-legs.
We use this everywhere! Tie is small for bonefish and big for redfish.
Saltwater hook sizes #4, 2, 1, 1/0
Chartreuse Flymaster Plus (210 denier)
Craft fur, barred with permanent marker
Pink or salmon fox fur
Tan and brown synthetic fibers (we used EP fibers for the video)
Black or red lead dumbbell eyes
Tan with orange tip sili legs
pearl krystal flash