Thumbing Through Some SBSs

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by Ruddy Duck » Sun May 24, 2015 4:16 pm

I'm telling you, foam is the proverbial straw.

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Tue May 26, 2015 6:12 pm

Moodah Poodah

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Found this over on the Fly Fish Food site. Kind of a hot-butt cricketlike thing; anything smaller than a #10, I'd switch to 1mm foam.


hook - Dai Riki 135 #10
thread - UTC 70 hot orange/Danville 6/0 black
rib - Midge Krystal Flash pearl
butt - Ice Dub hot orange
body - Ice Dub black peacock
wing - deer hair black
head/overwing - 2mm foam black
legs - medium rubber hot orange
indicator - McFlyfoam orange


mash barb, start thread; tie in rib and wrap down bend

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dub butt

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start black thread, capture orange, tie off/trim

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dub body up to 2/3 mark

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counterwrap rib; tie off/trim

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clean, stack, measure (tips to bend) a clump of deer hair; trim to length, tie in

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dub head

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tie in foam strip (gap width) underneath base of wing

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mark at eye, poke a hole with bodkin and push eye through; cross thread over top of head to eye

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take a few wraps at the eye

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cross thread over top of head back to wing base, pull foam back and tie down

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add legs/indicator

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half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim legs, indicator, overwing (notch it, too)

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Thu May 28, 2015 6:06 am

Jurgens' Antero Special

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Quigley meets Featherduster, with a bit more positive buoyancy. Tied here as a Callibaetis; change colors to suit your needs.


hook - Dai Riki 280 #16
thread - MFC 8/0 sand
rib - x-small wire copper
shuck - marabou fibers tan
body - ostrich herl dark tan
thorax/wing - 2mm foam grey
hackle - barred cream


mash barb, start thread; tie in rib, wrap to bend

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measure (gap width past bend) some marabou fibers; tie in/trim butts

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tie in ostrich, twist with thread, wrap to 3/4 mark

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counterwrap rib, helicopter end, tie down

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tie in foam strip top and bottom, wrap back to 2/3 mark

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pull underside strip forward, tie off/trim

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pull topside strip forward, tie off; wrap to eye to create thread base for hackle

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tie in hackle

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wrap hackle, tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim foam wing

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Fri May 29, 2015 4:42 pm

Yeager's 409 (A.K.A. Yeager Bomb)

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Play around with colors and sizes; this could work for caddis, stoneflies, hoppers/crickets, etc, or just to pound up any stupid trout hanging around.


hook - Dai Riki 280 #14
thread - UTC 140 tan
abdomen - Ice Dub golden brown
overbody - 2mm foam gold
underwing - bleached elk
overwing/indicator - Congo Hair white
legs - medium rubber barred tan
hackle - grizzly dyed ginger (undersize by 1)


mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark; dub thread, dub body back to bend

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taper foam strip (gap width); measure for length (gap width past bend), tie in

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add a bit more dubbing; take a wrap at foam tie-in then continue to 2/3 mark

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tie down foam; wrap to eye

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clean, stack, measure (tips to end of foam) a clump of elk; trim to length, tie in

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tie in CH, fold, wrap to wing; tie in legs

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tie in hackle; wrap to eye, tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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trim legs, head, CH

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sat May 30, 2015 7:17 am

Long's Hedgehog

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California tyer Ned Long's Hacklestacker variation of a Griffith's Gnat with an indicator for better visibility (try to pick your fly out of rafts of midge clumps and you'll appreciate it). Flush-floater (without having to trim out the underside) and double-density hackle.

hook - Dai Riki 305 #16 (gives a #18 shank length with a #16 gap)
thread - Danville 6/0 black
post/indicator - Mcflyfoam cerise
body - peacock herl
hackle - grizzly


mash barb, start thread; tie in butt ends of a loop of Mcflyfoam, wrap to bend

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tie in hackle

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attach loop to gallows tool; wrap hackle up post (shank length)

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verify

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re-attach loop to gallows and wrap hackle back down to tie-in; tie off/trim

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tie in peacock herl, twist around thread and wrap body; tie off/trim

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stroke hackle fibers back, pull forward over top of body, tie down

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fold back indicator/tie down; half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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trim indicator; go find some midges making more midges

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sun May 31, 2015 5:39 pm

Stalcup Mayfly Emerger (variation)

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Never have been good at tying Medallion Sheeting (or Swiss Straw) wings so I subbed Congo Hair (got that tip off John Newberry's site). Tied as a flav; change colors to suit your needs


hook - Dai Riki 280 #16
thread - Danville 6/0 pale olive
shuck - Congo Hair brown
rib - Sexi floss (split strand in half)
body - Uni-stretch light olive
underwing - CDC dun
wing - Congo Hair black
legs - partridge dyed light olive
head - dubbing light olive

mash barb, start thread; tie in CH, fold, tie in rib and wrap everything back to the bend

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tie in Uni-stretch, wrap a tapered body; tie off/trim

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wrap rib; tie off/trim (trim shuck, too)

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measure (tips to bend) a pair of CDC feathers; tie in/trim

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figure-8 some CH, sweep fibers back along wing and tie down

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cut center stem out of partridge; measure (tips to bend), tie in/trim

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dub head, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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trim wing

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:24 am

Quigley's Film Critic

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A few changes from other versions I've seen. This fly has a pretty large wing and using it as the hackle post would create a bit of bulk (as well as a bit of a challenge to seat it properly when pulling over the thorax; using Uni-stretch as the post provides a stable base for wrapping the hackle and although it adds a step, simplifies the tying process. Lots of steps, but basically a pretty simple tie. Shown here as a (western) Green Drake; change colors to suit your needs.


hook - Dai Riki 135 #10
thread - MFC 8/0 dark olive
shuck - Zelon amber/mallard dyed brown
rib - Sexi-Floss brown/UTC wire amber small
abdomen/thorax - dubbing olive
wing - Congo Hair black
post - Uni-stretch black
hackle - grizzly dyed olive (Hacklestacker style)


mash barb, start thread; tie in shuck, fold/wrap to bend, trim

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measure (shank length) some mallard; tie in on either side of shuck, trim butts

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tie in wire & Sexi-Floss

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dub thread, dub tapered, robust abdomen to about halfway between hook point and eye

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rib with S-F; tie off/trim

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and wire at leading edge of S-F

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tie in a clump of CH, wrap to eye; trim butt

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tie in loop of Uni-stretch, wrap to wing butt

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tie in hackle

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attach loop to gallows

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wrap hackle up & down post (length of thorax); tie off at base of post/trim

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dub a prominent head

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moisten fingers, sweep hackle fibers back

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pull hackle forward over thorax, tie off at base of wing (trim off tag end of post)

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pull wing up and back, set angle with thread wraps

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half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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trim wing (a bit longer than shank)

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by BobLoblaw » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:04 pm

Cool tie, Scott.
I could see cutties eating the shit outta that!
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:01 am

Splitsville Flying Ant

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Tied here in basic black; change colors to suit your needs.


hook - Dai Riki 135 #16
thread - Danville 6/0 black
body - dubbing black
post - Uni-stretch black
hackle - grizzly
wing - Congo Hair white


mash barb, start thread, wrap to point above barb

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dub abdomen (missed that purple guard hair); thread wraps for thorax

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tie in Uni-stretch loop

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tie in hackle

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tie in wing in front of post

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attach loop to gallows, wrap hackle up & down post (length of head); tie off at base of post/trim

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dub head

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moisten fingers, sweep hackle fibers back

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pull hackle forward over head, tie off at base of wing (trim off tag end of post); half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim wing

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:47 pm

Quigley's Hen Wing Caddis

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Guy tied some cool flies; left way too soon. Change colors/size to suit your needs.


hook - Dai Riki 305 #16
thread - Danville 6/0 pale olive
body - dubbing olive
post - Uni-Stretch olive
wing - hen hackle tips
hackle - grizzly dyed olive
antennae (optional) - Midge Krystal Flash rootbeer


mash barb, start thread; tie in loop of Uni-stretch

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dub thread, dub body

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tie in wings; trim butts

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tie in antennae

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tie in hackle, wrap, tie off at base

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dub head

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moisten fingers, sweep hackle fibers back

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pull hackle forward over thorax, tie off at base of wing (trim off tag end of post)

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half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim antennae

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:53 am

Quigley's Cripple Parachute

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Charlie Craven's variation on the standard; the ungulate wing pad provides a bit more floatation. Tied here a green drake; change colors to suit your needs.


hook - Dai Riki 280 #10
thread - MFC 6/0 light olive
shuck - Congo Hair/ostrich herl brown
rib - UTC wire small olive
abdomen - ostrich herl brown
wing/wingpad - yearling elk
thorax - antron olive
hackle - grizzly dyed olive

mash barb, start thread, tie in CH, fold back, tie in wire and wrap everything back past the barb; trim shuck

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measure (even with shuck) some ostrich; tie in

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gather ostrich butts, wrap to 50% mark; tie off/trim

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wrap wire; helicopter end, cover with thread

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used the same winging technique Charlie uses for Humpies, tying wing first, then folding the butts (thinned) back over to create the hump; much easier for me to get consistent, proportioned wings than the standard "measure distance from hook eye to tail, trim exactly to length, tie in exactly at point X" (followed those directions I don't know how many times and got it right maybe 25% of the time); you could also skip all the trouble and make the pad from 2mm foam

clean, stack, measure (distance from eye to hook point seems to work for this hook) a clump of elk; tie in

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to cut down on bulk, trim out 1/2 of the butts that will be used for the wingpad

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wrap butts back to abdomen

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then, since I forgot to post the wing, return to the front, post the wing and tie in the hackle, shiny side out

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dub thorax (a few turns behind the pad)

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pull elk butts forward, tie down/trim butts

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wrap hackle top to bottom, cup-side up; secure hackle with a few wraps at the base of the post

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trim hackle, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:02 am

Stovepipe Nymph

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Not a whole lot of info on this pattern, but apparently an Oregon favorite from years past. Shares a bit of DNA with the Stayner Ducktail, although this was used more in flowing water.


hook - Mustad 9671 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 orange
underbody - non-tox .025 (optional)
tail - golden pheasant tippets
body - chenille olive
hackle - mottled hen back
wing - teal flank


mash barb, wrap shank with non-tox; start thread, wrap to point above barb

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cut out center stem of GP feather

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fold together, measure (gap width past bend), tie in/trim butts

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strip end of chenille/tie in

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wrap chenille (leave a bit more than 1 eye width at the front); tie off/trim

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prep hen feather (tips should reach hook point), tie in by tip

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sweep fibers back while winding, tie off/trim

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stroke fibers down on either side while winding thread back

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prep teal flank (gap width); the teal flank seemed to have fairly fine stem and was easier to manage than mallard flank used in similar situations but I still mashed the stem at the base of the feather with flat-jaw pliers

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measure for length (I've seen it anywhere from hook bend to tips of tail; I split the difference here)

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tie in, trim, build head, whip, SHHAN

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