One Strip Pony SBS

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ScottP
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One Strip Pony SBS

Post by ScottP » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:03 am

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Love Convertibles but with the soaring cost of floatant, I'm looking for alternate ways to keep them on top. A bit more foam should do it; using a single strip simplifies the process, not that this is a complicated fly.

hook - Dai Riki 320 #12
thread - UTC 140 burnt orange
tails - moose body hair
body - 1mm foam orange
wing - Congo Hair white
legs - medium rubber brown
hackle - brown/grizzly


mash barb, attach the thread and wrap back to point above barb

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clean/stack a clump of moose hair, measure for length (little less than hook shank) and tie in

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trim butts, smooth with thread wraps

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take a wrap behind/under the tail, come around, up and over to help lock/tilt

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take a strip of foam (hook gap width) and cut it in half lengthwise for about 2"


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tie in the foam strip here at tail tie-in point

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spread a little Super Glue

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wrap narrow tag end forward, tie off at 60% mark

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pull back strip over the body and tie down; wrap forward to hook eye

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fold foam to create head; wrap back to 60% mark and trim

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tie in legs

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take a clump of Congo Hair and tie in

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tie in hackle

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wrap wing down, stop at 80%, pull wing back and make a few wraps to angle it up

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wrap hackle forward, 4 wraps behind, 3 in front (dense is good); half hitch x 2 and SHHAN

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trim legs; trim front wing a little longer than hackle, rear wing even with tail and you're done

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dorsal

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ventral

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frontal

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Re: One Strip Pony SBS

Post by MTgrayling » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:23 am

I was expecting a horse strip leech variant.

Tie us one of those.
Let there be HIGH water!

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Re: One Strip Pony SBS

Post by ScottP » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:38 am

MTgrayling wrote:I was expecting a horse strip leech variant.

Tie us one of those.
There was a dead horse at the Kalispell dump a few months ago and I was caught without my boxcutter; who knew that would come back to haunt me?
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Re: One Strip Pony SBS

Post by BigCliff » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:28 am

Good shit man- buggy, easy to see and will float like a cork!
Buy better hooks and bourbon.

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Re: One Strip Pony SBS

Post by flybug.pa. » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:54 am

that will do just fine, little nymph underneath
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Re: One Strip Pony SBS

Post by ScottP » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:21 pm

Carnage variation

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hook -Dai Riki 135 #10
thread - MFC 6/0 purple
core - 8lb mono
tail - moose body hair
body - 1mm foam purple
wing - Congo Hair white
legs - medium rubber barred white
hackle - grizzly
These things are gone forever
Over a long time ago, oh yeah
RIP Walter

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