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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Musty Ruddler

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A bit monochromatic but this was more an exercise in dyeing. Looking for the right mix for fiery brown - used the Rit formula for Autumn Maple and although it may be a bit off, it gave me a killer rust. The deer hair should look interesting with orange bodied muddlers.

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hook – WFC Model 6 #6
thread - UTC 140 burnt orange
tail - bleached pheasant tail dyed rust (Autumn Maple - 2Tsp Rit Sunshine Orange, 1/4 Tsp Rit Tan, 1/4 Tsp Rit Purple/4 cups water)
rib - small wire gold
body - dubbing ant black, fiery brown, fiery claret
hackle - grizzly dyed rust
collar - chukar dyed rust
head - deer hair dyed rust
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By ScottP
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Musty Ruddler II

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hook – WFC Model 6 #6
thread - UTC 140 burnt orange
tail - bleached pheasant tail dyed rust (Autumn Maple - 2Tsp Rit Sunshine Orange, 1/4 Tsp Rit Tan, 1/4 Tsp Rit Purple/4 cups water)
rib - small wire copper
body - tinsel copper
thorax - Sunburst dubbing (Flytyer's Dungeon stuff) copper
collar - chukar dyed orange (1 Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange/1 cup water)
head - deer hair dyed rust
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By ScottP
#696265
Green Butt Skunk Muddler

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hook – WFC Model 6 #6
thread - UTC 140 black
butt - Depth Ray chartreuse
tail - bleached pheasant tail dyed scarlet ((3Tsp Rit Scarlet, 2 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow/1 cup water)
rib - small wire silver
body - Ice Dub black
hackle - black
wing - calftail white
collar - guinea
head - deer hair dyed black
Last edited by ScottP on Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:59 am, edited 1 time in total.
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By ScottP
#696270
Michigan Muddled Mayfly

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For those fans of alliteration. Tried tying with grizzly hackle behind the collar but it didn't really do much for the fly so I ditched it.


hook – WFC Model 6 #6
thread - UTC 140 black
tail - moose body hair
rib - tying thread
body - deer hair
collar - chukar
head - deer hair

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

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clean, stack, measure (hook length) a clump of moose hair; tie in/trim, return thread to 2/3 mark

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clean, stack, measure (tips just past bend) a clump of deer hair; trim butts at 2/3 mark on shank, tie in/spin

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pull hair back, evenly distributing along the shank, rib to bend, then cross-rib back to 2/3 mark

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tie in (folded) chukar feather by tip; wrap, tie off/trim

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clean, stack, measure (tips to bend) a clump of deer hair; tie in with 2 soft loops, allowing hair to encircle hook, trim butts eve with hook eye, pull tight and spin

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push hair back, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#696282
Doobry Muddled Crippler

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A day (actually 3) late and dollar short for Halloween; again, using Rob Denson's wet as the framework.


hook – WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Danville 6/0, Flymaster Plus black
tag - tinsel gold
tail - bleached pheasant tail dyed orange (1 Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange/1 cup water)
rib - small wire gold
body - tinsel gold
body hackle - orange/black
1st shoulder - pheasant rump dyed black
collar - chukar dyed orange (1 Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange/1 cup water)
head - deer hair dyed black
Last edited by ScottP on Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:00 am, edited 1 time in total.
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By ScottP
#696296
Hairwing Wickham Muddler

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At least it started life as an attempt at a Wickham. Again, more an experiment in dyeing, this time looking for shades of ginger; also dyed some bleached pheasant tail, which turned out well, but decided to go with natural on the back end to relieve the monochrome effect I got with first Musty Ruddler. Rob Denson's wet used fox squirrel for the wing but I liked how the marmot tail looked so I subbed.

The deer hair was left in the dye bath for a while and took on a darker, golden shade which I'm not unhappy with.

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hook – WFC Model 6 #6
thread - UTC 140 woodduck
tail - pheasant tail
rib - small wire gold
body - tinsel gold
hackle - grizzly dyed ginger (Mimosa - 4 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1/2 Tsp Rit Camel/4 cups water)
wing - marmot tail
collar - chukar dyed ginger
head - deer hair dyed ginger
Last edited by ScottP on Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:01 am, edited 1 time in total.
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By ScottP
#696319
Sunburst Muddler

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Used Davie McPhail's Sunburst Mayfly as the foundation with a few minor changes.

hook – WFC Model 6 #6
thread - MFC 6/0 fire orange
tag - Depth Ray fire orange
tail - bleached pheasant tail dyed sunburst (1 Tbs Rit Golden Yellow/1 cup water)
rib - small wire gold
body - dubbing yellow/Ice Dub clear
body hackle - dyed sunburst
1st shoulder hackle - golden pheasant rump red
2nd shoulder - chukar dyed sunburst
head - deer hair dyed sunburst
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By ScottP
#696336
McMillan's Paintbrush Muddler

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hook – WFC Model 6 #6
thread - MFC 6/0 fire orange (popped twice while spinning the head which leads me to believe the spool was mis-labeled)
tag - Danville Depth Ray fire orange
tail - bleached pheasant tail dyed sunburst (1 Tbs Rit Golden Yellow/1 cup water)
rib - small wire gold
body - tinsel gold
hackle - red/orange
collar - chukar dyed purple (Phlox - 1 1/2 Tsp Rit Violet, 1/12 Tsp Rit Purple/4 cups water for 2 minutes)
head - deer hair dyed Silver Doctor Blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)
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By D-nymph
#696345
Are you combing out the craft fur real well & still having issues?

If so, Sandrone may be using craft fur brushes.
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By ScottP
#696359
Lando wrote: Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:56 am Will you do a SBS for one of these?

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I am having troubles with the craftfur.

https://www.nightmaremuskyflies.com/pro ... e/big-bird

Thanks a metric shitton.
I’ll take a look at it. Can’t promise I can come up with something.

Scott
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By ScottP
#696360
Scarlet Mayfly Muddler

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Hair head version of the original; still trying to dial in the dye formula.

hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - UTC 140 fluoro orange
tail - bleached pheasant dyed scarlet (3Tsp Rit Scarlet, 1 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow/4 cups water)
rib - small wire gold
body - tinsel gold
body hackle(s) - hot orange/black
shoulder hackle - chukar partridge dyed scarlet
head - deer hair dyed scarlet
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