Thumbing Through Some SBSs

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:13 pm

Pulloharja-Puh

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Variation of the Nalle Puh.

hook – Dai Riki 300 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
body - deer hair (loop dubbed)
wing - Congo Hair black
hackle - grizzly/black



Mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark; wrap to bend and make a loop

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Clean, stack, measure (gap width) a clump of deer hair; insert in clip, trim butts, insert in (waxed) loop, spin

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Stroke fibers back, wrap forward to 2/3 mark; tie off/trim

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Tie in a clump of CH at 3/4 mark; divide and post up base

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Tie in hackles; wrap, tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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Trim wing

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So until my ship comes in
I'll live night by night
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:43 pm

Hornet

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Found this interesting pattern on a Finnish site; not sure of it's origins.

hook – Dai Riki 730 #8
thread - MFC 8/0 sand
tail - deer hair
body - dubbing orange
hackle - grizzly
head - deer hair



Mash barb, start thread at 1/2 mark; wrap to bend

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Clean, stack, measure (gap width past bend) a clump of deer hair; tie in/trim

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Dub thread, dub body to 1/2 mark; continue thread to 3/4 mark

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Clean a clump of deer hair, trim tips, tie in with 2 soft loops, spin

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Repeat, as needed; tie off/half hitch x 2

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Trim head to shape

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Re-attach thread, tie in hackle

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

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So until my ship comes in
I'll live night by night
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:58 pm

Kolzer's Firefly (Pulloharja
variation)


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Gave it the bottlebrush treatment for a different look.


hook - TMC 5201 #8
thread - UTC 140 hot orange
tail - moose body hair
body - deer hair dyed orange (loop dubbed)
wing - Congo Hair black
hackle - brown


mash barb, start thread at 3/4 mark

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Tie in a clump of CH; trim butts, cover with thread, wrap to bend

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Clean, stack, measure (gap width past bend) a clump of moose body; tie in/trim butts at wing junction, cover with thread

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Create thread loop

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clean, stack, measure (gap width)) a clump of deer hair, insert in clip; insert in (waxed) loop and let it spin

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Stroke fibers back and wrap body to 2/3 mark; tie off/trim

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Create thread dam in front of wing to set angle

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Tie in hackle; wrap, tie off/trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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Trim wing

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So until my ship comes in
I'll live night by night
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:02 am

Bøe’s Caddis

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Found this on a Norwegian site with a nice SBS. A simple tie with a lot of floatation; change color/size to suit your needs.


hook - Dai Rike 300 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 olive
abdomen/thorax - dubbing olive
wing - deer hair
indicator - 2mm foam chartreuse
hackle - grizzly (undersize by 1)
So until my ship comes in
I'll live night by night
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:20 am

California Coachman

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Gink hog; good for a few floats.


hook - Dai Rike 280 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 yellow
tail - elk hair
abdomen - peacock herl, Uni-Stretch yellow
wing - elk hair
thorax - dubbing yellow
hackle - ginger
So until my ship comes in
I'll live night by night
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:52 pm

Steen's Caddis Emerger

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Found this one from Peter Steen on Frankenfly; nothing showy, just a very nice, clean pattern.


hook - Dai Riki 135 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 orange
rib - UniStretch pumpkin orange
abdomen - dubbing hare's ear
wing - deer hair
hackle - ginger
So until my ship comes in
I'll live night by night
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:41 pm

Nicholas' Coachman Parachute (variation)

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Variation on Jay Nicholas' old-school Metolius pattern; lacking red dyed peacock I put some bleached herl to use. Check out his vid for the tying sequence; enjoy the cat.


hook - TMC 5212 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 orange
tail - calftail white
rib - xsmall wire gold
abdomen - peacock herl bleached
wing - calftail white
hackle - ginger/grizzly
head - tying thread
So until my ship comes in
I'll live night by night
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:28 pm

Hare's Ear Trude

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Useful as a general attractor or a spruce moth imitation; wish I'd had some a few weeks ago to try out. Here's a nice vid for the tying sequence.


hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - MFC 8/0 sand
tail - deer hair
rib - Krystal Flash pearl
abdomen - dubbing hare's ear
wing - calftail white
hackle - ginger/grizzly
head - calftail butts
So until my ship comes in
I'll live night by night
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:54 am

Splitsville Purple Haze (Muddler variation)

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hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - UTC 140 black
tail - moose body hair
rib - Krystal Flash pearl
abdomen - dubbing purple
wing/head - deer hair dyed dark dun
hackle - grizzly (undersize by 1)
So until my ship comes in
I'll live night by night
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:20 am

Tiltwing Purple Haze

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Tried calftail; won't be doing that again.


hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - MFC 6/0 purple
tail - moose body hair
rib - Krystal Flash pearl
abdomen - dubbing purple
wing - calftail white
hackle - grizzly
So until my ship comes in
I'll live night by night
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:54 am

B/L Wonder Bug

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Not sure of the fly's origins; pretty much an X-Caddis tied on a scud hook. Change color/size to suit your needs; fish it as a caddis or a mayfly.


hook - Dai Riki 135 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
shuck/underwing - Congo Hair tan
body - dubbing tan
wing - deer hair


mash barb, start thread at 3/4 mark; tie in CH, wrap halfway down bend

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Dub thread, dub body to 3/4 mark

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Fold CH back, tie down; trim underwing and shuck

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Clean, stack, measure (tips to bend) a clump of deer hair; tie in, take a few wraps thru the butts to anchor everything, pull butts up and create thread dam

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Half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim butts to create head

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So until my ship comes in
I'll live night by night
RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:05 pm

Bitterroot Skwala

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hook – Dai Riki 280 #10
thread - UTC 140 olive
tail - deer hair dyed olive
body - tying thread
underwing - Krystal Flash pearl
wing/head - deer hair dyed olive
hackle - grizzly dyed olive


Mash barb, start thread gap width back from eye

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Clean, stack, measure (hook length + gap width) a clump of deer hair; tie in at eye, tips facing forward, trim butts, wrap to bend

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Clean, stack, measure (gap width past bend) another clump of deer hair; tie in, wrap to head butts, creating smooth thread body, trim

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Tie in KF, fold, wrap down

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Pull deer hair back over top half of head; tie down

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Tie in hackle (by tip here; optional)

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Wrap hackle; tie off/trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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Trim KF

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Trim out hackle underneath (optional)

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So until my ship comes in
I'll live night by night
RIP Walter

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