Thumbing Through Some SBSs

kind of self-explanatory, right? We seem to have some impressive thread-wrappers that lurk around this board. let's try to keep your "first booger" posts at a minimum.
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:43 pm

Nicholas' McKenzie Guide Secret

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Neat Renegade variation. Here's the video for the tying sequence

hook – TMC 5212 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - hackle red (webby)
rib - x-small wire copper
rear body - peacock herl
rear hackle - brown (undersize by 2)
center - tinsel gold
front body - peacock herl
front 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 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:32 am

Pheasant Tail Brassie

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Basics; good practice to restore muscle memory. Tailwater fodder in smaller sizes; weight is optional.

hook – Dai Riki 730 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 rusty brown
tail - pheasant tail
abdomen - brassie wire copper
thorax - peacock herl
shellback/legs - pheasant tail

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

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measure (gap width past bend) some pt fibers; tie in/trim

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tie in wire

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wrap wire forward (against pressure from bobbin to help keep wraps tight) to 60% mark; helicopter end/cover with thread

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measure (hook point to eye) anoth clump of pt; tie in at eye, wrap back to 60% mark

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tie in some peacock herl

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wrap to eye; tie off/trim

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pull shellback forward; tie down/trim (waxing the thread will help keep the cut ends from slipping out)

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divide legs

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tie down on either side, whip finish, 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 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:33 am

Hare's Ear 15

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Found a series of 50 variations here. Pre-made dubbing brushes would speed up the process.

hook – Dai Riki 280 #10
underbody - non-tox .025
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
tail - partridge brown
abdomen - small wire gold/hare's ear dubbing brush
wing case - pheasant tail
thorax - same as abdomen (but a bit thicker)


wrap front 1/3 of shank with non-tox; tie in thread, wrap to bend

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measure (gap width) a clump of partridge fibers; tie in/trim

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tie in wire loop; wax

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insert dubbing in loop (keep it sparse so the wire shows thru), twist

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wrap forward to 60% mark; tie off/trim

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tie in a clump of pt

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repeat dubbing loop sequence but with a bit more dubbing

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wrap loop forward to 1 eye width from eye; tie off/trim

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pull wing case forward; tie down

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trim, whip finish, SHHAN, rough up dubbing (as needed) with velcro stick

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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 18, 2018 8:27 pm

Hare's Ear 42

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Change color/size to suit your needs.


hook – Dai Riki 280 #10
underbody - non-tox .025
thread - UTC 70 grey/brown
rib - small wire gold
flashback - opal tinsel medium
tail - biots brown
abdomen - hare's ear dubbing
thorax - pheasant aftershaft
wings - biots amber


wrap front 1/3 of shank with non-tox; tie in thread, wrap to bend

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measure (gap width past bend) a pair of biots (convex facing); tie in/trim

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tie in tinsel and rib

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dub thread/dub abdomen to 60% mark

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pull tinsel forward; tie down/trim

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counterwrap rib; helicopter end/cover with thread

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measure (hook point to eye) another pair of biots (crossed; curving down); tie in at eye/trim

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create loop at 60% mark; wax

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insert aftershaft feathers (2 used here) in loop, spin

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stroke fibers back with moistened fingers, wrap to 1 eye width from eye; tie off/trim

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fold biots back, cover with thread, whip finish, 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 austrotard » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:05 pm

oooo, look... a fucking jackalope.



not exactly the bing lempke we're looking for, mate.
we'll always have buffalo, sweet josh.

-mtice

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:26 am

Hare's Ear 34

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Could make a decent callibaetis in smaller sizes.


hook – Dai Riki 280 #10
underbody - non-tox .025
thread - Danville 6/0 rusty brown
rib - small oval tinsel gold
tail - aftershaft
abdomen - hare's ear dubbing
wingcase - pheasant tail
thorax - pheasant aftershaft


wrap front 1/3 of shank with non-tox; tie in thread, wrap to bend

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even tips on a pair of aftershafts, measure (gap width), tie in/trim

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tie in rib

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dub thread/dub abdomen to 60% mark

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counterwrap rib; tie off/trim

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tie in pt

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create loop at 60% mark; wax

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insert aftershaft feathers (2 used here) in loop, spin

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stroke fibers back with moistened fingers, wrap to 1 eye width from eye; tie off/trim

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pull wingcase forward, tie down

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trim wingcase, whip finish, 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 austrotard » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:56 am

we'll always have buffalo, sweet josh.

-mtice

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:20 am

Hare's Ear 22

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A.K.A. the 20 Incher.


hook – Dai Riki 280 #10
underbody - non-tox .025
thread - Danville 6/0 rusty brown
tail - hen saddle mottled brown
rib - small wire gold (twisted)
abdomen - peacock herl
wingcase - pheasant tail
thorax - Ice Dub Hare's Ear


wrap front 1/3 of shank with non-tox; tie in thread, wrap to bend

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strip some hen saddle fibers, measure (gap width); tie in/trim

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double over wire, tie in; twist

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tie in peacock; wrap to 60% mark, tie off/trim

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counterwrap rib; tie off/helicopter end

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tie in pt

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create thread loop; wax

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insert dubbing in loop, spin, tease out with velcro stick, wrap to 1 eye width from eye; tie off/trim

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pull wingcase forward

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tie off/trim, whip finish, 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 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:00 am

Hare's Ear 32

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A leaner look; change color/size to suit your needs.


hook – Dai Riki 280 #10
underbody - non-tox .025
thread - UTC 70 burnt orange
tail - hen saddle mottled brown
underbody - Mirage tinsel opal
abdomen - midge tubing amber
wingcase - pheasant tail
thorax - Ice Dub Tan Hare's Ear

wrap front 1/3 of shank with non-tox; tie in thread, wrap to bend

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strip some hen saddle fibers, measure (gap width past bend); tie in/trim

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tie in tubing, wrap to tail (pull it tight while wrapping to cut down on bulk

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tie in tinsel; wrap to 60% mark, tie off/trim

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wrap tubing forward (first wrap under tension and lessening on progressive wraps creates a slight taper) to 60% mark; tie off/trim

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tie in pt

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create thread loop; wax

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insert dubbing in loop, spin, tease out with velcro stick, wrap to 1 eye width from eye; tie off/trim

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pull wingcase forward

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tie off/trim, whip finish, 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 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:38 am

Hökensåspuppan (omväxling)

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Swedes got rabbits, too; change size to suit your needs

hook – Mustad 3906B #10
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
rib - x-small wire copper (too lazy to look for gold)
body - dubbing hare's ear
body hackle - brown (undersize by 2)
front hackle - partridge

mash barb, wrap shank with non-tox; tie in thread, 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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counterwrap hackle; helicopter end, cover with thread, trim hackle tip

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tie in partridge by tip

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wrap partridge, tie off/trim, whip finish, 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 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:24 pm

Ullsocken Grizzly

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Found this on a Swedish site. Save your good hackle for other stuff; used the webbier butts of lower grade saddles. Change color/size to suit your needs.

hook - Dai Riki 135 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - hackle ginger
body - tying thread
hackle(s) - 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 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:07 am

Pink Collar PT

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Tailwater stuff.

hook - Dai Riki 135 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 hot orange
tag/rib - Mirage Flash opal
body - pheasant tail
collar - Ide Dub UV Pink
bead - 3.2mm gold
So until my ship comes in
I'll live night by night
RIP Walter

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