Thumbing Through Some SBSs

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:59 pm

Procter’s Road Salt

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A bit more sedate than some of his other patterns. The sharptail flank feathers have some neat markings; need to explore their possibilities a bit more.

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hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - hen grizzly
rib - small wire black
body - dubbing cream/black claret (80/20 mix)
body hackle - hen grizzly
shoulder hackle - sharptail grouse flank
I'd be ready when my feet touch ground
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:59 am

Cholla Caddis

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Playing around with the sharpie feathers gave me an idea for a Jingler Elk Hair variant. Change color/size to suit your needs; partridge or a host of other feathers could be used, as well.


hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - UTC 140 tan
rib - x-small wire copper
body - Ice Dub hare's ear
body hackle - grizzly (undersize by 1)
wing - deer hair
shoulder hackle - sharptail grouse
front hackle - grizzly
head - 1mm foam tan


mash barb, start thread at head

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tie in a strip of foam (about 1/2 gap width) at eye; fold back, tie down/trim

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tie in rib, wrap to bend

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dub thread/dub body

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tie in hackle; wrap to bend

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rib thru hackle; helicopter end, cover with thread, trim hackle tip

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

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tie in grouse by tip; wrap, tie off/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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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:27 am

Procter’s Olde 17 (variation)

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A takeoff on an old Charles Cotton fly; kind of a Jingler comparadun. Swapped out original mallard flank tail for pheasant. Change color/size to suit your needs.


hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - UTC 70 woodduck
tail - bleached pheasant tail dyed golden olive (1Tbs Rit Golden Yellow/1 cup water overdyed for 30 seconds with 1 Tbs Rit Golden Yellow, 1/2 Tsp Rit Dark Green/1 cup water)
rib - tying thread doubled/twisted
body - dubbing hare's ear/tan
body hackle - grizzly dyed brownish olive (1Tbs Rit Tan/1 cup water)
wing - partridge


mash barb/start thread, wrap to bend

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measure (hook length) some pt fibers, tie in/trim; double up thread for rib

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dub thread/dub body to 2/3 mark

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tie in hackle; wrap to tail

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rib thru hackle, tie off/trim; trim out hackle underneath

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tie in partridge at eye, return thread to 2/3 mark; wrap partridge back to 2/3 mark, tie off/trim

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rib thread thru hackle while stroking fibers up

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whip finish, SHHAN

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:43 am

Denson's Claret Crippler

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hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 wine
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - dubbing claret
body hackle - claret (1Tbs Rit Wine/1 cup water)
shoulder hackle 1 - golden pheasant rump red
shoulder hackle 2 - grizzly dyed silver doctor blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)
I'd be ready when my feet touch ground
Wherever I come down
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:09 am

Grahame's Dark Olive

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A pretty basic pattern. Took this as a chance to explore the use of dusky grouse feathers and dyeing to sooty olive; the dark grey feathers seemed to produce an acceptable shade.


hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - tinsel gold
tail - yarn yellow
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - dubbing black
body hackle - hen black
shoulder hackle - dusky grouse dyed sooty olive (1Tbs Rit Lemon Yellow/1 cup water)
I'd be ready when my feet touch ground
Wherever I come down
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:15 pm

McMillan’s Paintbrush (variation))

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Tried to maintain the spirit of the original, with a few minor changes.

hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - MFC 6/0 fire orange
tag - Danville Depth Ray fire orange
tail - pheasant tail (bleached) dyed yellow (1 Tbs Rit golden Yellow/1 cup water)
rib - small wire gold
body - tinsel gold
body hackle - red and orange
1st shoulder hackle - purple
2nd shoulder hackle - chukar partridge dyed Silver Doctor Blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)
I'd be ready when my feet touch ground
Wherever I come down
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:21 am

Wagoner's Jim Green Special (variation))

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Again, a few changes to the original while maintaining the basic framework.

hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - tinsel silver
tail - pheasant tail dyed black
butt - UniStretch chartreuse
rib - small wire silver
body - tinsel silver
body hackle - black
1st shoulder hackle - chartreuse
2nd shoulder hackle - chukar partridge dyed chartreuse (1Tbs Rit Neon Yellow/1 cup water)
I'd be ready when my feet touch ground
Wherever I come down
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:00 pm

Wagoner's Orange Sundowner (variation))

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Not crazy about the dye job on the chukar; still looking for an orange that's a little more intense.

hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 fire orange
tag - tinsel opal
tail - pheasant tail dyed black
rib - small wire silver
body - UniStretch chartrsuse
body hackle - hot orange
wing - Krystal Flash black
shoulder hackle - chukar partridge dyed orange (1Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange/1 cup water)
I'd be ready when my feet touch ground
Wherever I come down
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:35 am

Watson's Bumble

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There's a nice SBS here. Dyed partridge subbed for jay (guinea or Mearns quail would have worked, too); jungle cock omitted here due to lack of.

hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant crest
rib - oval tinsel silver
body - dubbing red/Ice Dub black
body hackle - hen black
shoulder hackle - partridge dyed Silver Doctor blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)
I'd be ready when my feet touch ground
Wherever I come down
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:30 pm

Watson's Mayfly

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Exploring some possibilities.

hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - tinsel silver
tail - bleached pheasant tail dyed yellow (1Tbs Rit Golden Yellow/1 cup water)
rib - oval tinsel silver
body - UniStretch Chinese Red/Ice Dub black
body hackle (front half only) - hen black
1st shoulder hackle - pheasant rump dyed black
2nd shoulder hackle - chukar dyed Silver Doctor blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)
I'd be ready when my feet touch ground
Wherever I come down
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:31 am

Marty's Coast Orange (variation)

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Marty Howard's basic prawn pattern; here's his excellent SBS


hook - Dai Riki 899 #4
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - pheasant rump dyed orange (1 Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange/1 cup water - had to leave it in the dye bath a while to really soak up the color)
rib - large tinsel pearl
counterrib - medium copper wire
body - dubbing orange (loop dubbed)
throat - pheasant rump dyed orange
wing - grizzly dyed orange
I'd be ready when my feet touch ground
Wherever I come down
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:32 am

Peter Ross Emerger (variation)

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Tailwater stuff. Still using those biots you gave me Mike; thanks!

hook - Dai Riki 135 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 black
rib - small wire silver
abdomen - medium tinsel opal
thorax - dubbing red
cheeks - biots dyed hot orange (tips trimmed)
hackle - hen badger
I'd be ready when my feet touch ground
Wherever I come down
RIP Walter

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