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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By ScottP
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Bibio Crippler

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hook – Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag/rib - holo tinsel red
body - dubbing black
body hackle - hen black
shoulder hackle - red
head hackle - hen black
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By ScottP
#691413
Hall's Hammerdown

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A vintage pattern from Oregon tyer Dave Hall. Meant to be fished subsurface, although I’m tying this one for the top of the water column; weight is optional.


hook – Dai Riki 730 #8
thread - UTC 140 grey brown
tail - deer hair
rib - Mirage Flash opal
abdomen/thorax - dubbing hare's ear
hackle - mottled hen
wing/head - deer hair

Mash barb, start tread; wrap to bend

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

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Tie in rib

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Dub thread, dub body to 2/3 mark

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Counterwrap rib; tie off/trim

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Tie in (folded) hackle by tip

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Dub front 3rd; return thread to 2/3 mark

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Wrap hackle; let it hang 1 eye width back from the eye

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Clean, stack, measure (tips to tail) a clump of deer hair; tie in, spiral thread forward thru hackle

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Pull deer hair butts forward; tie down

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Trim butts, whip finish, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#691419
Silver Sedge Hairwing

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Justified inherent laziness by declaring mallard wing to be fragile.

hook – Dai Riki 070 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 black
rib - small wire silver
body - tinsel silver
body hackle - brown
wing - deer hair
head hackle - furnace
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By ScottP
#691423
[b][size=150]McPhail's Red Clock[/size][/b]



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Think I bought the silk sometime in the 80's when I was on a Nymes kick. If you want a laugh, turn on Close Captioning on the [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU72PTfrkGw][b]video[/b][/url].





hook – Dai Riki 075 #10

thread - Pearsall's silk orange

body - tying thread

thorax - peacock herl (in 2 parts)

hackle - pheasant neck
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By ScottP
#691426
Denson's Kate Crippler (variation)

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Using hackle for the shoulder until the golden pheasant skin comes in.


hook – Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - tinsel silver
rib - oval tinsel silver
body - dubbing black/brown
body hackle - hen furnace
shoulder hackle - yellow
head hackle - hen furnace
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By ScottP
#691427
Denson's Skara Monger Crippler (variation)

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hook – Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 wine
rib - small wire gold
abdomen - tinsel opal
rear hackle - dyed orange (1Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange, 1 cup water)
thorax - dubbing hot orange/peach
front hackle - grizzly hen dyed orange (see above)
1st shoulder hackle - hot orange
2nd shoulder hackle - red
front hackle - grizzly hen dyed Silver Doctor Blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry, 1 cup water)


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

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tie in (folded) hackle by tip (you could also tie it in at the front of the abdomen by the butt and wrap rearward; just showing both options here)

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tie in tinsel at 50% mark; wrap to butt and back, tie off/trim

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wrap hackle forward; tie off/trim

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dub thread/dub thorax

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tie in hackle by butt; palmer rearward to 50% mark

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rib body, capture tip of hackle, helicopter end/cover with thread, trim hackle tip; give the thorax a little Velcro treatment

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tie in (folded) hackle by tip

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wrap, tie off/trim

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repeat with 2nd shoulder hackle

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one more time with the blue

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tie off/trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#691434
Denson’s Kate McLaren

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Fewer moving parts than the Skara Monger

hook – Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - tinsel silver
tail - golden pheasant crest
rib - oval tinsel silver
body - dubbing black/brown
body hackle - furnace
head hackle - hen furnace
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By ScottP
#691449
Murray Wet Fly

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Named for William Murray, who helped popularize the Adirondack Mountain region in the 1800's. Instead of matching segments for the wing, I stacked/folded; the stuff seems to have enough adhesion to maintain it's shape.


hook – Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - duck quill red
rib - small wire silver
body - floss black
body hackle - dyed orange (1Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange, 1 cup water)
shoulder hackle - hen dyed orange (see above)
wing - pheasant tail secondary
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By ScottP
#691463
Down Looker

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Not sure of it's origins, found it in the Bergman collection; different set of components than the Welsh fly of the same name.


hook – Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - Uni-Stretch orange
tail - bronze mallard
rib - small wire gold
body - Uni-Stretch brown
hackle - furnace
wing - bronze mallard (folded)
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By ScottP
#691464
Down Looker

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Not sure of it's origins, found it in the Bergman collection; different set of components than the Welsh fly of the same name.


hook – Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - Uni-Stretch orange
tail - bronze mallard
rib - small wire gold
body - Uni-Stretch brown
hackle - furnace
wing - bronze mallard (folded)
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