Gates Laid Back Hex SBS

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Gates Laid Back Hex SBS

Post by ScottP » Tue May 06, 2014 6:56 am

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Rusty Gates marries a Hairwing dun to a Stimulator. Another fly that could serve, with a few changes, for any of the plus-sized drakes.

hook - TMC 5212 #6
thread/rib - UTC 140 hopper yellow
tail - moose body hair
shuck - Congo Hair brown
body - deer hair
body hackle - grizzly (undersize by 2)
front hackle - brown/grizzly mix
wing - deer hair


mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark, wrap back to point above barb

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clean, stack, measure (hook length) some moose body fibers; tie in, trim

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tie in a sparse hank of CH

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clean, stack, measure (tips should extend gap width past the barb) a clump of deer hair

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2 soft loops, slowly apply/release/apply tension and let the hair surround the hook shank

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trim butts, then tie in hackle

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spiral rib to the bend, then a couple tight wraps to flare the tips

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spiral hackle back to bend, capture tip with thread, then continue return crossing wraps to 2/3 mark, tie off, trim, smooth with thread

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tie in hackles

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wrap brown

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then grizzly

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tie off, trim, smooth head with thread wraps

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clean, stack, measure (tips even with flared body tips) another clump of deer hair

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tie in, trim butts

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half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim bottom of front hackle even with body hackle

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dorsal

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ventral

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Re: Gates Laid Back Hex SBS

Post by austrotard » Tue May 06, 2014 7:14 am

66.6%

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Re: Gates Laid Back Hex SBS

Post by Heero[CntRmbrPwd] » Tue May 06, 2014 7:18 am

It looks like someone took every material ever used in a dry fly then decided to cram them all onto one fly. I guess it just needs some foam.

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Re: Gates Laid Back Hex SBS

Post by ScottP » Tue May 06, 2014 7:49 am

austrotard wrote:66.6%

I believe you've a fan.
cheers.
Proportions and thread torque; manage them and you can tie just about any trout fly. Salmon flies? something different has to happen there; still trying to figure what that is.
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Re: Gates Laid Back Hex SBS

Post by RaZ » Tue May 06, 2014 8:15 am

nice SBS. looks like your thumb is healing.
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Re: Gates Laid Back Hex SBS

Post by ScottP » Tue May 06, 2014 9:46 am

fly-chucker wrote:looks quite normal already....bash that fucker with a hammer again, it adds character :smile
almost 6 months for it to migrate out
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Re: Gates Laid Back Hex SBS

Post by truteya » Tue May 06, 2014 3:05 pm

Cool bug Scott and thanks again for all the contributions. I've not fished a hex hatch in decades. They say they're in the poudre through town, they're wrong.
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Re: Gates Laid Back Hex SBS

Post by ScottP » Wed May 10, 2017 5:51 am

Heero[CntRmbrPwd] wrote:
Tue May 06, 2014 7:18 am
It looks like someone took every material ever used in a dry fly then decided to cram them all onto one fly. I guess it just needs some foam.

Carnage variation (see SBS)

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Re: Gates Laid Back Hex SBS

Post by pbrstreetgang » Wed May 10, 2017 10:38 am

wasn't there a contract that promised to keep all your SBS posts in one thread? I'd really really hate if this place became peppered with these
veins full of disappearing ink

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