Thumbing Through Some SBSs

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:36 am

Pena Zhuk

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More Russian goodness. Pretty basic construction with the exception of the hackle head/legs, which makes for a neat effect. Colors here based on what was in reach on my desk; change as you see fit.


hook – Dai Riki 135 #12
thread - MFC 8/0 light brown
hot spot - dubbing hot orange/pink
abdomen - deer hair
shellback - 2mm foam brown
legs/head - hackle ginger (oversize by 1)


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

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dub thread/dub hot spot

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taper foam strip (gap width); brush shank with Super Glue and tie in

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create dubbing loop; give it a dose of wax

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clean, trim tips from a clump of deer hair; insert in clip, transfer to loop, release from clip, spin

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stroke hair back, wrap body to 3/4 mark, tie off/trim

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trim underside, laying blade on eye as a guide

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trim top; shape body

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pull foam over body; tie off/trim

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tie in hackle

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wrap hackle; tie off/trim

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wrap thread thru hackle back to front of the body; stroke hackle fibers back

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tie down hackle, creating head/legs

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whip finish, SHHAN, stroke hackle fibers to the side/top

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:47 am

Siberian Stonefly Stimulator

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Apparently Bob Quigley has a following in the steppes; cue the Borodin. Color choice is up to the tyer's imagination.


hook – Dai Riki 280 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
abdomen - dubbing Scintilla smokey orange
wing - deer hair
hackle - brown
thorax - dubbing dirty yellow

mash barb (half-ass job here), start thread at 2/3 mark, wrap to point above point

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dub thread/dub body to 2/3 mark

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clean, stack, measure (hook point to eye) a clump of deer hair; tie in at eye, wrap back to abdomen

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trim butts into tapered, wing-like shape

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tie in hackle; take a few wraps, tie off/trim

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dub thorax

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tie in another hackle (or remainder of previous); wrap, tie off/trim

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set front wing angle with thread wraps at eye; half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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trim out hackle underneath

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by austrotard » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:29 am

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:37 am

Para Ungu-Loop Dun

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Another interesting Russian pattern. In the couple I've tied, I found softer hair worked better for the wing; if the loop starts coming apart, which it probably will, just trim the top and it'll become a standard ungulate hair parachute.


hook – Dai Riki 320 #12
thread - MFC 8/0 sand
tail - dun grizzly
abdomen - turkey biot callibaetis
wing - yearling elk
thorax - dubbing yellow/tan mix
hackle - dun grizzly


mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark; wrap to point above barb and create a bump

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even hackle fiber tips, measure (shank length); tie in, wrap against the bump to splay/set angle

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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, trim tips on a sparse clump of elk hair; tie in at 3/4 mark

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fold over needle/bodkin/whatever, adjust height (shank length), tie down; trim butts, post wing

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tie in hackle, shiny side out

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dub thread/dub thorax; finish with thread at base of wing

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wrap hackle down post; let hackle hang, half hitch x 2 at the base, SHHAN

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trim hackle tip

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by pbrstreetgang » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:21 am

Here's how this story ends - if anyone else is reading:

http://www.charliesflyboxinc.com/flybox/index.cfm
veins full of disappearing ink

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:16 pm

Broughton Hopper

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A pattern from Nevada tyer Robert Broughton. The unusual orientation of the feather is supposed to represent an injured hopper with it's wings laying out to the side.


hook – TMC 5212 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 yellow
tail/body - Congo Hair pale yellow
rib - Mirage Flash opal
wing - woodduck flank (any well-marked waterfowl would work)
hackle - grizzly/ginger

mash barb, start thread at 3/4 mark; tie in rib, wrap to bend

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create a loop in a hank of CH; tie in, wrap tag end to 3/4 mark

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wrap body to 3/4 mark; tie off/trim

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counterwrap rib; tie off/trim

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prep feather; invert fly, measure (tips to end of loop), tie in, 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 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:39 am

Mumford's Irresistible Grasshopper

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Found this in Trout Flies of the West. Original extended body was tied with deer hair spun on a core of non-tox which seems a bit counter-intuitive; switched to mono core and dubbing loop-spun deer instead.


hook – Dai Riki 280 #8
thread - UTC 140 yellow
core - 20lb mono
abdomen - deer hair dyed yellow
underwing - squirrel tail
wing - pheasant church window feather
head - deer hair dyed yellow
legs - medium rubber cornsnake


mash barb, start thread at 60% mark; put a loop in a piece of mono, brush with Super Glue, tie in, hook the loop in the gallows

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wrap up the mono (gap width past bend); make a loop

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clean, trim a clump of deer hair, insert in clip, trim ends

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insert clip into loop, release, spin

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wrap down the mono core, stroking fibers back

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repeat loop sequence as necessary; finish up at 2/3 mark on the hook, tie off/trim

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trim to shape; trim mono

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move thread to eye; clean, stack, measure (shank length) a clump of deer hair; trim to length

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2 soft loops around the butts, pull tight and let it spin

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clean, stack, measure (tips to butt) a clump of squirrel tail; tie in/trim

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coat pheasant feather with Sally, stroke to shape as it dries; tie in/trim

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push deer hair back making sure it surrounds the hook

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pull deer hair to the rear, capture with thread wraps; pull tight

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add legs

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trim out deer hair underneath

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whip finish, SHHAN

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Over a long time ago, oh yeah
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by -G- » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:46 pm

Thanks Scotty-p but I'll stick to chubbies.

And if you tie a chubby with a dubbing loop of deer hair we're having words.
Maybe we haven't drank enough Busch- Nolan

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:22 am

Foam Hedgehog

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A little foam for some more positive buoyancy. This would make a passable Traveling Sedge; add legs and it'd pass as a hopper.


hook – TMC 5212 #10
thread - UTC 140 tan
tail/head - 2mm foam tan
body - Zelon dubbing hydropsyche
wing - deer hair


mash barb, start thread, wrap to bend

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taper foam strip (gap width)

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measure (gap width past bend); tie in

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brush shank with Super Glue; tie down foam to eye

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dub thread/dub first section

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

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repeat for the next 2 sections; finish with dubbed head

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fold foam over, tie down, add a little dubbing, finish with wraps in front of eye to set head angle; whip finish, SHHAN

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Over a long time ago, oh yeah
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:59 pm

Nelson's Bridal Path Emerger

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An interesting design from Brian Nelson. Original was tied with calf body hair wings; in this size that won't work for me. Not sold on this hackling method; may change things up a bit. Tied here as a PMD; change color/size to suit your needs.


hook – Dai Riki 125 #16
thread - Danville 6/0 pale yellow
tail - Congo Hair brown
rib - x-small wire copper
abdomen - pheasant tail
thorax - deer hair yellow
wing - Congo Hair pale yellow
hackle - ginger

mash barb, start thread; make a dubbing loop

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clean a clump of deer hair; trim tips an insert in clip

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insert in loop, spin

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wrap thorax; trim, as needed

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tie in a hank of CH behind thorax; divide, post, take a few wraps at the base to set angle forward

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tie in shuck and wire; fold shuck, wrap to bend, trim shuck ( shank length)

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tie in pheasant tail; wrap to thorax, tie off/ trim

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counterwrap rib; helicopter end, cover with thread

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tie in hackle at rear top of thorax

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wrap hackle under shank at front of thorax

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take a few more wraps of hackle, tie off/ trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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trim wing

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Over a long time ago, oh yeah
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:56 pm

Bridal Veil MK II

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First try; swapped the deer hair for foam and replaced the halo-effect hackle with a para loop. Not sure I like the wing position; may move it mid-thorax.


hook – Dai Riki 135 #16
thread - Danville 6/0 pale yellow
tail - Congo Hair brown
rib - x-small wire copper
abdomen - pheasant tail
thorax - 1mm foam yellow
wing - Congo Hair baitfish tan
hackle - ginger


mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark, tie in CH and wire; fold and wrap back to bend

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tie in PT, wrap to 2/3 mark, tie off/trim

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counterwrap rib, tie off/trim; trim shuck

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tie in loop and hackle

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tie in foam strip

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tie in wing

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dub up the ramp to base of thorax

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hook loop onto the gallows

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wrap hackle up the loop ( thorax width)

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and back to the base; tie off/trim

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pull foam forward underneath; tie off/trim

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stroke hackle fibers back, split the wing and pull hackle thru the gap; tie off/trim

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half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim wing

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These things are gone forever
Over a long time ago, oh yeah
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:13 am

Harken's Patient Angler Stone

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A Deschutes pattern from John Harken, one-time owner of the Patient Angler in Bend, OR.


hook – TMC 5212 #6
thread - UTC 140 fluoro orange
tail - moose body hair
abdomen - Congo Hair orange
thorax - peacock herl
hackle - rusty dun
wing - elk hair


mash barb, start thread at 60% mark, wrap to bend

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clean, stack, measure (gap width past bend) a clump of moose body; tie in, trim butts, cover with thread

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tie in CH at 60 % mark; wrap to tail and back, tie off/trim

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tie in hackle

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tie in peacock, wrap to 80% mark; tie off/trim

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wrap hackle thru thorax; tie off/ trim

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clean, stack, measure ( tips to tail) a clump of elk hair; tie in, taking a few raps thru the butts to anchor

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build up head, whip finish, SHHAN, trim butts

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These things are gone forever
Over a long time ago, oh yeah
RIP Walter

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