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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By ScottP
#650191
[b][size=150]Herter’s Bastard Midge[/size][/b]



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Similar to a Lady McConnell. Change in tying sequence from the [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAS-vQXFSvU]vid[/url] I saw, since, just like with Humpies, I can never get the right distance when folding the deer hair tips over.





hook – Dai Riki 305 #18

thread - Danville 6/0 red

tail – mallard flank

body – tying thread

shellback/feelers – deer hair bleached

hackle – “pseudo cree” (no kidding, that’s what it’s called; pretty much a brown cast grizzly)



mash barb, start thread, wrap to point above barb



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measure (shank length) some mallard flank fibers; tie in/trim



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clean, stack, measure (shank length) some deer hair; tie in, wrap butts to tail



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give a slight twist to the butts, pull forward, tie down/trim



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tie in hackle



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wrap, tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN



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By ScottP
#650224
Mother's Day Carnage Caddis

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Non-ungulate version.

hook - Dai Riki 135 #14
thread - Danville 6/0 olive
core - 20lb mono
body - 1mm foam olive
wing - Congo Hair shiner tan (color washed out in the photo)
hackle - grizzly dyed olive
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By ScottP
#650368
Gates' Laid Back Hex (Carnage variation)

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Might lose it to a tree or fish, but you won't have to tie on a new one in the dark because it stopped floating.

hook - Dai Riki 135 #6
thread/rib - UTC 140 hopper yellow
core/shuck - Congo Hair brown
tail - moose body hair
body - 1mm foam tan
body hackle - grizzly (undersize by 2)
front hackle - brown/grizzly mix
wing - deer hair


mash barb, start thread at mid-point

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tie in a loop of CH

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clean, stack, measure (2x hook length) some moose body hair; tie in, hook CH loop onto the gallows

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wrap moose halfway up the core and back down

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tie in foam strip (1/3 gap width)

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brush underbody with Super Glue, wrap to base of tail (adjust tension for desired thickness)

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brush on a little more Super Glue and wrap back down; tie off/trim

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tie in body hackle

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spiral thread up body

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palmer hackle to tail, capture tip with thread and continue rib to base of body; trim hackle tip

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trim shuck

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tie in front hackles

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wrap hackles (leave 1 eye width up front for wing tie-in); tie off/trim

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clean, stack, measure (tips to base of tail) a clump of deer hair; tie in, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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trim out hackle underneath

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By ScottP
#650371
austrotard wrote: Wed May 10, 2017 6:16 amSBS Index updated 12/2/2015
A number of folks deleted posts in the thread, for whatever reason, and it busted the links I set up in the index. Not worth the time to fix it (re-sequencing the hundreds of pre-index links every time it happened) since I don't think many used it. I'll take it out of my sig line
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By ScottP
#650390
Bostic's Boom Emerger

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Softhackle variation of Lawson's Halfback Emerger; good genes. Tied here as a callibaetis; change color/size to suit your needs.

hook - Dai Riki 320 #14
thread/rib - Uni 8/0 tan
tail - woodduck flank
abdomen - turkey biot grey/tan
shellback/head - yearling elk
thorax - Ice Dub hare's ear
hackle - partridge


mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark; wrap to bend

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measure (shank length) some woodduck flank; tie in/trim

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tie in (moistened) biot (notch side down for ribbed effect); wrap to 2/3 mark, tie off/trim

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clean/stack some elk hair; trim tips/tie in

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dub thread/dub thorax

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tie in partridge by tip; wrap, tie off/trim

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stroke fibers down/cover with thread

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pull elk over thorax; tie down

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pull butts up, take some wraps to set angle; half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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trim butts, go find some gulpers in a few weeks

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By ScottP
#650427
Skitter

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Found this on a carp site, although supposedly a Traveling Sedge pattern from the 70's. Another take on the cross-wrapped deer hair body style, similar to a number of Michigan patterns (see Johnson Mimic May), this one has the front end of the Harrop Hair Wing Dun

hook – Mustad 94840 #8
thread – UTC 140 black
tail/body – deer hair
rib - tying thread
hackle – grizzly
wing - deer hair


mash barb, start thread at 3/4 mark; wrap to bend and back

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clean, stack, measure (tips a gap width past bend) a clump of deer hair; tie in with 2 soft loops, slowly tighten, allowing the deer hair to encircle the shank

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gather fibers to the rear, spiral wrap down the body to point above barb (with flossy thread like UTC, it's a good idea to spin the bobbin before ribbing the body); cross-wrap forward, returning to tie-in

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tie in hackle; wrap, tie off/trim

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trim out hackle on top for the wing

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clean, stack, measure (tips to bend) another clump of deer

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trim to length; tie in with 2 soft loops, pull tight without releasing hair, flaring butts on top, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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trim out hackle underneath (optional)

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By ScottP
#650449
Cook's Cruel Maid

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A fly for the little blue lines from LeRoy Cook. Unsure of where the name came from; must be a good story.


hook – Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail – variegated moose body
abdomen – Danville flat wax brown
rear hackle - grizzly
thorax - dubbing tan
wing - teal flank
front hackle - ginger (oversize by 1)


mash barb, start thread a little past 1/2 mark, wrap to point above barb

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clean, stack, measure (shank length) some moose body fibers; tie in/trim, create abdomen

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start black thread, trim brown, tie in hackle; wrap, tie off/trim

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dub thread/dub thorax

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measure (tips to bend) some teal flank fibers; tie in/trim

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tie in front hackle

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

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By ScottP
#650458
Lake Bait Nymph

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Variation on the Carey Special; found it on the Swittersb site. Need to try this out on some stillwaters this summer.

hook - Mustad 9671 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 olive
rib - small oval tinsel gold
tail - aftershaft feathers dyed olive
body - peacock herl
legs(?) - red hackle
collar - pheasant rump dyed olive
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By ScottP
#650556
KG's South Fork Special

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Kelly Glissmeyer's whitefish slayer; should work for trout, too.

hook – Dai Riki 135 #14
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
rib - brassie wire chartreuse
tail/shellback/wingcase – pheasant tail
abdomen – Ice Dub pearl
thorax - Ice Dub brown/olive
legs - partridge dyed olive
bead - 7/64 copper
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By ScottP
#650583
Parasol Emerger

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First saw parasols in Schollmeyer and Leeson's Tying Emergers. Added a bit of contrast to improve visibility for me. Tied here as a PMD; change color/size to suit your needs.


hook – Dai Riki 125 #16
thread - Danville 6/0 pale yellow
shuck/wingcase – Congo Hair brown
rib - small wire chartreuse
abdomen – pheasant tail
thorax - Superfine dubbing PMD
indicator - Congo Hair baitfish tan/McFlyfoam hot pink

tie an improved clinch knot in a loop of 3x mono (apologies for the dirty fingernails; yardwork comes first)

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insert a hank of CH/McFlyfoam; pull tight/trim

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mash barb, start thread at point above point; tie in CH (let tag end extend over hook eye), rib, wrap to bend

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tie in pt; wrap to point above point

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counterwrap rib; tie off/helicopter end, trim shuck (gap width)

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tie in indicator (hook length above fly); pull CH back, stand indicator up with a few wraps behind

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dub thread/dub thorax

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pull CH forward on either side of mono post; tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#655712
Bullethead Shipman Buzzer

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hook – Dai Riki 135 #14
thread - Danville 6/0 rusty brown
shuck/gills - Congo Hair white
rib - Mirage Tinsel opal
body – dubbing rusty brown
head/wing – deer hair

mash barb, start thread at head; tie in CH

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clean, stack, measure (shank length) a clump of deer hair; trim to length, tie in on top of hook

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tie in rib; wrap to bend

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dub thread/dub abdomen to 2/3 mark

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counterwrap rib; tie off/trim

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dub thorax, finish at 2/3 mark

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pull deer hair up and back; tie down

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whip finish, SHHAN, trim CH front and back

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