Spundun SBS

kind of self-explanatory, right? We seem to have some impressive thread-wrappers that lurk around this board. let's try to keep your "first booger" posts at a minimum.
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Spundun SBS

Post by ScottP » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:55 pm

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After goofing around with the Skitterbug, I thought I'd try to apply that concept to Art Sheck's neat Spundun mayfly; couldn't get it to work properly, though, so I figured I'd tie up a Spundun anyway. The clipped deer hair provides a nice, built-in pfd.

hook - Dai Riki 320 #14
thread - UTC 140 tan
tail - hackle fibers ginger
body - goose biot tan
wing - deer hair



mash barb, attach thread at 70% mark, wrap back to point above barb and create a thread bump

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pull off a clump of hackle fibers and even tips

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measure (shank length) and tie in

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wrap back to thread bump to force tail to proper tilt and splay angle

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tie in biot (notch side down to create ribbed body)

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trim hackle butts at initial tie-in spot and wrap thread forward to create smooth underbody

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wrap biot forward and tie off at 70% mark

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clean & stack a clump of deer hair

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measure for length (hook shank), trim butts and lay on top of hook at 70% mark

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2 soft loops, pull firmly

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and allow deer hair to spin around hook shank

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push hair back with finger (make sure it's evenly dispersed around hook)

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pull hair back and wrap head, forcing deer hair back

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half hitch x2, trim thread, SHHAN

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trim out bottom hair fibers, creating the pfd

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a done dun

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Re: Spundun SBS

Post by Average Joe » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:38 pm

That's a great looking fly. Biots make fantastic fly bodies.

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Re: Spundun SBS

Post by truteya » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:13 am

Love this, this should help the sparkle/ compara duns only minor issue which is floatation. thanks again for all the great content. :cool
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Re: Spundun SBS

Post by ScottP » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:29 am

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Started tying up a bunch of Drake Mackerals and found that wing first seems to speed up the process a bit; easier for me to spin the deer hair on a clean hook shank.

hook - Dai Riki 320 #12
thread - UTC 140 tan
tail - Congo Hair brown
rib - Uni stretch brown
body - Aussie possum
wing - deer hair



mash barb, tie in thread at point a bit more than one hook eye width back from front

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clean and stack a good-sized clump of deer hair; probably more than you'd normally use with a Sparkle/Compara Dun since you don't have to worry about trying to cover the butt ends (I don't tie Sparkle Duns because mine stink so that's just a guess)

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measure for length (hook shank)

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swap hands and trim; lay deer hair at tie in point with about 1 hook eye width towards the back

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2 soft loops

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gently pull tight and let the hair spin around the hook, leaving a nice sized pfd/thorax

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tie in Congo Hair

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tie in rib

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wrap both back to hook bend

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trim tail (body length); Fall Drakes have a fat, err... full-sized body so I'll sub dubbing instead of the biot body

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first wrap behind rib

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dub right up against the deer butts

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twist the Uni-stretch tight, rib body and tie off

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move thread back to wing tie in point, push deer hair back with finger; should be a pretty even 360 around the hook

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pull deer hair back and create thread dam/head

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whip finish; trim hair on underside

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SHHAN and you're dun


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Probably not a real rough water fly, although I fished some active pocket water with it Saturday and it did fine (fish ate it, too). I can get these down to a #16 okay, anything smaller and mine don't come out as well.
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Re: Spundun SBS

Post by Bears Fan » Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:26 am

Great ties Scott!
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Re: Spundun SBS

Post by ScottP » Sun May 03, 2015 8:11 am

I've had pretty good luck with purple flies, so...

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