Thumbing Through Some SBSs

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:46 am

Kelly

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A Danish seatrout fly of unknown origin. Use your favorite barred waterfowl flank for the tail/collar; I went with redhead, which proved to be just as unruly as mallard.

hook - Mustad 9671 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 white
tail - waterfowl flank
rib - small wire silver
body - Ice Dub pearl
hackle - grizzly
thorax - dubbing (seal called for in original; chopped rug yarn used here) orange (lots of color options here)
collar - waterfowl flank

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

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

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tie in (folded) hackle by tip (crappy saddle, with lots of web, works real well)

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dub thread/dub body

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wrap hackle; tie off/trim

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wrap rib thru hackle; helicopter end/cover with thread

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create thread loop, insert dubbing, spin, stroke it with the Velcro, wrap, tie off/trim, Velcro

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prep flank (stripped off lower fibers on the leading edge; upper ones being a bit straighter, should lay properly - hah!); tie in by tip

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

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One of these
Surely will screen out the sorrow
But where are you tomorrow
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:33 am

March Brown Silver

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A gold version works, too..

hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - partridge
rib - small wire silver
body - tinsel silver
hackle - partridge
wing - hen pheasant
One of these
Surely will screen out the sorrow
But where are you tomorrow
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:49 am

Munn's May Number 2

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Stevie Munn's Gosling-style Irish lough fly.

hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - pheasant tail
rib - small wire gold
body - Ice Dub yellow
body hackle - golden olive
front hackle - hen orange
collar - partridge dyed golden olive (1 Tbs Rit Golden Yellow, 1 cup water for 2 min in the microwave; add 1tsp Rit Dark Green to the bath and overdye for 30 sec)
One of these
Surely will screen out the sorrow
But where are you tomorrow
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:57 pm

Sawada's Mallard and Gold

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hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant tippet
rib - small wire gold
body - tinsel gold
hackle - ginger
wing - bronze mallard
One of these
Surely will screen out the sorrow
But where are you tomorrow
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:52 am

Sawada's Mayfly

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Basic stuff.

hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - pheasant tail
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - dubbing cream (called for seal; subbed chopped rug yarn)
hackle - hen pheasant
wing - woodduck flank
One of these
Surely will screen out the sorrow
But where are you tomorrow
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:19 pm

Bleik og Bla

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An Icelandic Arctic char pattern.

hook - Mustad 79580 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - hackle blue (Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry)
rib - small wire silver
body - tinsel silver
hackle - hot pink
wing - waterfowl flank (looks like it calls for teal but my supply sucks so I used some well-marked redhead flank)
One of these
Surely will screen out the sorrow
But where are you tomorrow
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:45 am

Tannlæknir

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More Icelandic goodness.

hook - Mustad 79580 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - calftail orange
rib - small wire gold
body - tinsel gold
throat - calftail orange
wing - calftail black
One of these
Surely will screen out the sorrow
But where are you tomorrow
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:22 pm

Sawada's Red Fox (variation)

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Subbed some webby redhead flank for the wing (original used teal).

hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - woodduck flank
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - dubbing red fox
hackle - brown
wing - redhead flank
One of these
Surely will screen out the sorrow
But where are you tomorrow
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:15 am

Flatwing Coachman

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Variation on a standard wet, using the Stayner Ducktail-style wing. A different look than married duck quill segments (a lot easier to tie, too) and gives me a chance to put a hen redhead skin to good use.

hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - tinsel gold
rib - small wire gold
body - peacock herl
hackle - hen brown
wing - hen redhead neck
One of these
Surely will screen out the sorrow
But where are you tomorrow
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:31 am

Since I

- don't have the need to spend money on a Eurasian Jay skin
- didn't feel like driving 10 miles to find some Rit dyes in the proper colors
- ran out of guinea feathers
- had a few minutes between coats of paint on some kitchen cabinet doors

I grabbed some well-marked feathers off a Mearns quail skin, broke out the Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry (2 packs in 1 cup of water) and had at it. Color was a bit too light (more of a kingfisher blue) so I added 1/4 tsp of blue food color and cooked it 1 minute in the microwave

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I can live with this.

Regards,
Scott
One of these
Surely will screen out the sorrow
But where are you tomorrow
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:22 am

Varmint

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An Icelandic seatrout fly; kjöt á krókur.

hook - Mustad 9671 #4
underbody - non-tox .030
thread - UTC 140 Fluoro orange
tail - marabou hot orange
flash - Flashabou silver
rear body - tinsel chenille silver
front body - antron chenille orange
hackle - orange
cone - large sliver

mash barb, slide cone on, wrap front 1/2 of shank with non-tox, jam it against inside of the cone; start thread, wrap to bend

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measure (shank length) marabou; tie in, wrap to non-tox

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tie in flash on either side

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tie in tinsel chenille; wrap to mid-point, tie off/trim

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tie in orange chenille; wrap to cone, tie off/trim

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tie in (folded) hackle by tip (2 used here)

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

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One of these
Surely will screen out the sorrow
But where are you tomorrow
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:28 am

Sawada's Black Jay

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Putting the DIY jay to use.

hook - Mustad 3908 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant tippets
rib - oval tinsel silver
body - dubbing black
hackle - black
collar - Mearn's quail dyed blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry, 1/4tsp blue food coloring, i cup water)
wing - redhead flank
One of these
Surely will screen out the sorrow
But where are you tomorrow
RIP Walter

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