Thumbing Through Some SBSs

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:26 pm

Beel’s March Brown

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Paul Beel’s (the guy who runs the Frankenfly site) Au Sable March Brown.


hook - Dai Riki 300 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 pale yellow
tail - mallard flank
ribbing - UTC 140 brown
body - dubbing dirty yellow
wing - Congo Hair white
hackle - grizzly
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:56 pm

Manistee Hex

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A pattern from the 50’s, tied originally by Josephine Sedlecky-Borsum. Again, swapped out yarn for poly on the body, added a wire rib and reversed direction on the palmered hackles.


hook - TMC 5212 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 pale yellow
tail - calftail white
ribbing - x-small wire gold
body/butt loop - Congo Hair Honey Mustard
body hackle - grizzly/brown (undersize by 2)
wing - calftail white
hackle - brown


Mash barb, start thread at 3/4 mark

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Clean, stack, measure (2x hook gap) a clump of calftail; tie in/trim butts, wrap to bend

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Clean, stack, measure (gap width past bend) a sparser clump of calftail; tie in/trim butts at wing butt junction

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Tie in CH and rib

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Create loop over tail; tie down

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Wrap body to 2/3 mark; tie off/trim

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Tie in hackles; wrap to bend

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Rib thru hackle, helicopter end, cover with thread

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Divide wing; set angle with thread dam up front and post up

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Tie in hackle

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

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:30 pm

Deer Hair Drake (variation)

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A few changes to Michigan tyer Ralph Hanna’s 1960’s creation; subbed moose body hair for pheasant tail on the back end and calftail for deer hair on the wing.


hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - UTC 140 black
tail - moose body hair
ribbing - tying thread
body - deer hair
wing - calftail white
hackle - grizzly

Mash barb, start thread at 3/4 mark

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Clean, stack, measure (shank length) a clump of calftail; tie in/trim butts, cover with thread and wrap to bend

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Clean, stack, measure (a little longer than the hook) a clump of moose body hair; tie in, wrap butts to wing butt junction, cover with thread

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Clean, stack, measure (tips just past the bend) a clump of deer hair; trim to length, tie in, allowing hair to surround the shank

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Spiral thread to bend; one tight wrap to flair the ends and return to tie-in

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Crease wing clump with thumbnail, set angle with thread dam

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Tie in hackle

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

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:11 pm

Extended Deer Hair Body Attractor

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Found something similar on the interweb. Made a few adjustments but this isn’t the last iteration; think it could use a few more refinements.


hook - Dai Riki 135 #8
thread - UTC 140 cream
core - 8lb mono
tail/abdomen - deer hair
ribbing - tying thread
wing - deer hair
legs - medium rubber brown
hackle - grizzly/ginger


Create a loop in the mono; ash barb, start thread at midpoint, tie in mono

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Clean, stack a clump of deer hair; trim butts/tie in, allowing the hair to surround the shank

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Hook the loop onto the gallows

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Spiral the thread up, take a couple firm turns at the top; return to the tie in

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Trim mono and deer hair tips

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

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Tie in legs

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Tie in hackles

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

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:02 pm

Johnson’s Mimic Sedge (variation)

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Found it here; skipped the CdC underwing (no particular reason). Tied here as a Spruce Moth.


hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - UTC 140 cream
body - deer hair
ribbing - tying thread
wing - deer hair
hackle - barred cream


Mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark; wrap to bend and back

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Clean, stack a clump of deer hair; trim tips, tie in, allowing hair to encircle shank; wrap to bend and back

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Pull fibers forward; tie down/trim

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Spiral wrap to bend and back, crisscrossing

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Clean. Stack, measure (tips to bend) a clump of deer hair; 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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Trim out hackle underneath

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:40 pm

Simple Foam Spruce Moth

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A few minor changes to the Simple Foam Caddis; went with a deer hair wing and added an Ice Dub underwing for a little flash. Tan/grizzly should work, as well. Hope to put them to work next week.

hook - Dai Riki 320 #12
thread - UTC 140 cream
body/head - 1mm foam cream
underwing - Ice Dub UV Pearl
wing - Deer hair bleached
hackle - barred cream
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:52 pm

Fall Drake Cripple

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Trying to approximate the shades in Chuck Stranahan’s Brindle Chute for the upcoming Hecuba hatch; saw the ginger/brown hackle mix on another fly and thought I’d give it a shot.

hook - Dai Riki 300 #12
thread - UTC 140 woodduck
tail - Zelon amber
body - tying thread
ribbing - hackle stem (stripped) brown
wing - deer hair
hackle - ginger/brown
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:02 am

Flash Cripple

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Another way to skin Mr. Quigley’s cat. Notional sequence, tied as a generic here; change color/size to suit your needs.

hook - Dai Riki 300 #12
thread - UTC 140 rusty brown
rib - x-small wire copper
tail/abdomen- pheasant tail
shellback/shuck - Congo Hair brown
thorax - Ice Dub pheasant tail
wing - Deer hair
hackle - grizzly/brown


Mash barb/start thread; tie in rib, wrap to bend

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Measure (gap width past bend) some pt fibers; tie in

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Tie in CH facing forward over eye to 2/3 mark

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Wrap pt forward to 2/3 mark; tie off/trim

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Fold CH back, capture with wire rib, continue rib forward; tie down, helicopter end, cover with thread, trim shuck

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Dub thread/dub thorax to 3/4 mark

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Clean, stack, measure (hook length) a clump of deer hair; tie in/trim butts even with thorax

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Tie in hackles

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

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Trim out hackle underneath

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:29 pm

Kohler’s Missoula Salmonfly

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From Paul Kohler, the original owner of the Missoulian Angler. Change size/color and this could work as a golden stone or skwala.


hook - TMC 5212 #6
thread - UTC 140 burnt orange
tail (shuck?) - Congo Hair orange
ribbing - brassie wire copper
body - dubbing rusty orange
wing - Congo Hair grey
legs - medium rubber brown
indicator - parapost yarn hot orange
head/collar - elk hair


Mash barb start thread at head

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Clean, stack, measure (shank length) a clump of elk hair; trim to length, tie in with 2 soft loops, let it spin

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Trim butts, tie in CH and wire; fold, wrap to bend

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Dub thread/dub body

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Rib body; helicopter end, cover with thread

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Tie in CH; fold/tie down

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Push hair back, evenly distributed around hook

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Stroke hair back, tie down/pull tight

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Tie in legs

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Tie in indicator yarn

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Whip finish, SHHAN, trim indicator, wing, shuck, legs

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Trim out hair underneath

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Put it in your box till next year

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:03 pm

Bullethead Hopper

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Found this hackled Madam X on the Streamtender site; simple enough. Change color/size to suit your needs.


hook - Dai Riki 300 #8
thread - UTC 140 cream
tail - deer hair bleached
body - dubbing cream
head/wing - deer hair bleached
hackle - barred cream



Mash barb start thread at 2/3 mark; wrap to bend

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Clean, stack, measure (gap width) a clump of deer hair; tie in, wrap to 2/3 mark

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Clean, stack, measure (hook eye to tail) another clump of deer hair; trim to length/tie in

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Dub thread/dub body; finish at 2/3 mark

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Pull hair back; tie down

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Tie in hackle

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Wrap hackle, tie off/trim half hitch x 2

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Trim out hackle underneath

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:37 pm

Kreft’s Beetle Bailey

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Pretty straightforward pattern.


hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - moose body hair
body/head- 2mm foam black
indicator - Parapost yarn hot orange
legs - black rubber
hackle - grizzly



Mash barb start thread, wrap to bend

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Taper end of foam strip; tie in

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Pull foam forward; tie down at 2/3 mark

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Tie in yarn

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Tie in legs; trim yarn

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Tie in hackle

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Wrap hackle, tie off/trim

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Move thread to eye, tie down foam; create abdomen

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Create thread dam at eye to lift foam at front

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Trim head, trim out hackle underneath, half hitch x , SHHAN

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:05 pm

Giant Wood Ant

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Another one from the Streamtender site; spinoff of the Bullethead Hopper, minus the tail.


hook - Dai Riki 300 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 black
body - dubbing black
head/wing - deer hair
hackle - brown
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