Thumbing Through Some SBSs

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:30 am

Bachmann's Prism

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Half a turn off.


hook - Dai Riki 899 #6
thread - MFC 8/0 light olive
tag/rib - brassie wire copper
tail - golden pheasant
body - peacock herl
hackle - hen grizzly
overwing - fox squirrel tail

mash barb, start thread; tie in wire, wrap to point

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counterwrap tag

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measure (tips almost to rear of hook) some gp tippets; tie in/trim

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tie in peacock herl; wrap to 1 eye width from eye (overshot by that half turn, which lead to the crowded, chubby head)

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counterwrap rib, helicopter end, cover with thread

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tie in (folded) hackle by tip; wrap, tie off/trim

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measure (tips to tail) a clump of squirrel tail; trim to length, dose butts with Sally

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tie in, whip finish, SHHAN

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:16 am

Spruce Fly Faux Spey

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Got the idea for this, in particular the winging sequence, from watching Davie McPhail's Orange Heron Spey vid. Took this as an opportunity to get some use out of a redhead skin (plus the fact that I have no blue eared pheasant or decent teal flank).


hook - Dai Riki 899 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - tinsel gold
tail - peacock swords
rear body - floss red
front body - peacock herl
body hackle - duck feather (redhead used here)
collar - flank (redhead used here)
wing(s) - hen badger (2 per side)

mash barb, start thread; tie in tinsel at point

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wrap tinsel to barb and back; tie off/trim

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measure (tips to bend) some peacock sword fibers; tie in/trim at 50% mark, cover with thread

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tie in floss; wrap to tail and back, tie off/trim

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tie in (folded) feather by tip

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tie in peacock herl, wrap to 1 eye width back from eye, tie off/trim

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wrap hackle thru peacock, tie off/trim

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tie in (folded) flank feather by tip; wrap, tie off/trim

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prep hen hackles

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measure (tips to bend), tie in on either side, tenting the body

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lather, rinse, repeat

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trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:01 am

Sawada's Perkin's Special

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hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant
body - peacock herl/silver tinsel
hackle - hen brown
wing - duck white
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:41 am

Sawada's Rainbow Special

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The name must have something to do with the species it's fished for, since the fly is pretty subdued in color.


hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - hen dun
rib - small oval tinsel silver
body - hare's ear/pink beaver
hackle - hen dun
wing - duck quill
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:28 pm

Squirrel Tail Streamer

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Found a pic on Pinterest; lots of different ones out there, but thought this was interesting.


hook - Mustad 79580 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 red
rib - small oval tinsel silver
rear body - tinsel silver
front body - peacock herl
throat - mallard flank
hackle - red
wing - squirrel tail
topping - peacock herl

mash barb, start thread at 2/3 point; tie in rib, wrap to bend, return to tie-in

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tie in tinsel, wrap to bend and back; tie off/trim

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rib body, tie off/trim

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tie in peacock herl, twist around thread, wrap forward to 1 eye width from eye, tie off/trim

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prep flank feather, Defeo style; flip hook over, tie in pull forward 'till tips reach point, tie off/trim

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tie in (folded) hackle by tip; wrap, tie off/trim

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stroke fibers down/back (that's paint from the kitchen cabinets I'm re-finishing - Benjamin Moore Advance (Palace White)), cover with thread

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measure (tips just past bend) a clump of squirrel tail, trim, dose butts with Sally, tie in

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top with a few peacock herls

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whip finish, SHHAN

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:30 pm

Straddle Bug

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A U.K. stillwater pattern, I think. Made a few changes based on materials at hand but the results are similar.

hook - Mustad 9671 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - tinsel gold
rib - brown thread
tail - pheasant tail black
body - Swiss Straw cream
rear hackle - hen dyed orange
front hackle - woodduck flank
collar - peacock herl

mash barb, start thread 1 eye width back from eye, wrap to barb

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tie in tinsel, wrap down bend and back, tie off/trim

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measure (hook length) some pt fibers; tie in/trim

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tie in rib

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tie in a strip of Swiss Straw; wrap body to tie in, tie off/trim

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rib body, tie off/trim

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tie in (folded) hackle by tip; wrap, tie off/trim

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repeat with woodduck flank

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tie in some peacock herl; twist around thread

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wrap peacock, tie off/trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:48 am

Tom Jones

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A vintage Aussie pattern; hen rainbows have been known to throw their hotel room keys on stage when seen. A few changes to the original due to materials on hand - possum for black squirrel and rabbit for kangaroo in the wing.


hook - Mustad 9671 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
rib - oval tinsel gold
tag - Uni-Stretch Chinese red
tail - Australian possum black
body - medium chenille light olive
wing(s) - rabbit olive


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

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tie in Uni-Stretch, wrap down bend and back; tie off/trim

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measure (shank length) a clump of possum tail; tie in

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strip end off chenille; tie in

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wrap chenille to 1/2 mark

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measure (halfway to tail) a clump of rabbit; tie in

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finish wrapping chenille; tie off/trim

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counterwrap rib; tie off/trim

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add front wing

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trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by austrotard » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:31 am

as a penance by ruining your punchline about it catching ossies I will tell you two things.

we use rabbit for the wing as well as squirrel in the buttocks.
but we sure as fuck do not stick a big asian red fag tag on it.

disclaimer: no offence to any asian red fags.
good for you, mate. way to go.
I can freely burn a bible in the street but watch what happens with this koran...

now someone fucking explain that to me.

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:01 pm

Sawada's Light Caddis

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hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - floss burnt orange
rib - small wire gold
tail - golden pheasant tippets
body - peacock herl
hackle - hen brown
wing - duck (tied flat)
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:45 am

Smith's Orange Tag

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A pretty, basic fly from NH tyer Ora Smith; the folded wing sequence came from Davie McPhail.


hook - Mustad 79580 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - Uni-Stretch orange
rib - small wire gold
body - peacock herl
hackle - brown saddle
wing - bronze mallard

mash barb, start thread, tie in tag at bend; wrap tag down and back, tie off/trim

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tie in rib

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tie in (folded) hackle by tip

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tie in peacock

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wrap peacock, tie off/trim; leave about 1 eye width free up front (changed out the original hackle for one not quite as dense)

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palmer hackle forward, sweeping fibers back

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counterwrap rib, helicopter end, cover with thread

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separate a segment of bronze mallard fibers (2 needed)

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stack them on top of each other, measure (tips just past bend), fold with pinch

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wax the shit out of your thread, pull straight down to crush the fibers on top; add a few more wraps to lock the wing in place

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trim butts, whip finish, SHHAN

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by austrotard » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:49 am

bit taggy lately, scott my dear.
just saying...

oh, nearly forgot... your fly looks like it's puked. clean it up.

cheers right mate,
shawn
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:52 am

austrotard wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:49 am
bit taggy lately
Prolapsing into a pattern.
These things are gone forever
Over a long time ago, oh yeah
RIP Walter

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