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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Copper Kate (variation)

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Playing around with Allan Liddle’s Golden Ordie. Couldn’t get a decent distribution of the collar using that method so I’m looking for alternatives to the tying sequence.

hook – WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant crest
rib - small wire silver
body - dubbing black
body hackle - black
collar - Starburst (Flytyer’s Dungeon product) copper


Mash barb/start thread; wrap to bend

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Tie in tinsel, brush bend with Super Glue, wrap down and back; tie off/trim

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Measure (gap width pat bend) crest feather; tie in

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Tie in rib

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Dub thread/dub body

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Tie in hackle, wrap to bend

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Capture tip of hackle with rib, continue thru to head; helicopter end/cover with thread, trim hackle tip

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Give body/hackle a good scrub

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Even tips on a hank of Starburst fibers, push around hook at eye, trying to surround shank; tie down

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Pull the fibers facing forward to the rear, again trying to encircle shank; tie down, whip finish

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Pull fibers forward, trim to length (hook length worked best)

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Hit it with a hair dryer, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#696645
Thunder & Lightning Muddler

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hook – WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black, Flymaster Plus black (head only)
tag - tinsel copper
tail - bleached pheasant tail dyed gold (1 Tbs Rit Golden Yellow/1 cup water)
rib - small wire copper
body - dubbing black
body hackle - hot orange
shoulder hackle - chukar dyed Silver Doctor Blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)
head - deer hair dyed ginger (Mimosa - 4 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1/2 Tsp Rit Camel/4 cups water)
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By ScottP
#696648
Skwala Muddler

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Been tying them in olive for years and, even though they work, I’ve never seen a natural that wasn’t a dirty motor oil color. The deer hair’s not quite right but close enough.

hook – WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black, Flymaster Plus black (head only)
tag - tinsel gold
tail - pheasant tail dyed black
rib - small wire hot yellow
body - dubbing ant black(black, brown/olive)
body hackle - grizzly dyed brown
shoulder hackle - pheasant rump dyed brown
head - deer hair dyed chocolate brown
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By ScottP
#696658
Traffic Light Muddler

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hook – WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black, Flymaster Plus black (head only)
tail - pheasant tail dyed black
rib - small wire red over pearl tinsel over holo red tinsel
body - dubbing black
body hackle - grizzly
shoulder hackle - chukar dyed scarlet (3 Tsp Rit Scarlet, 2 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow/4 cups water)
head - deer hair dyed black
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By ScottP
#696663
Denson’s G12 Muddler

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hook – WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 orange, Flymaster Plus black (head only)
tail - woodduck flank over orange yarn
rib - small wire gold
body - dubbing orange
body hackle - Orange
1st shoulder hackle - golden pheasant rump dyed scarlet (3 Tsp Rit Scarlet, 2 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow/4 cups water)
2nd shoulder hackle - woodduck flank
head - deer hair dyed chocolate brown
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By ScottP
#696665
Rainbow Warrior Softhackle

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hook – WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 red
tail - pheasant tail
rib - small wire red
body - pearl tinsel over holo red tinsel
body hackle - brown
collar - Wing ‘n Flash holo silver
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By ScottP
#696677
Gold King (variation)

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Found this on the Streamtender site. Original had a pheasant tail wing; I’ve found rump feathers easier to control.

hook – Dai Riki 730 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - fox squirrel tail
rib - small wire gold
body - tinsel gold
underwing - calftail dyed orange
hackle - mottled hen
wing - pheasant rump (2 used here)



Mash barb/start thread; wrap to bend

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Even tips on a clump of squirrel tail, measure (shank length); tie in/trim

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Tie in rib, leave thread about 1 eye width from eye

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Tie in tinsel, wrap to bend and back with touching turns; tie off/trim

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Counterwrap rib, tie down, helicopter end, cover with thread

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Even tips on a clump of calftail, measure (1/2 distance to tail); tie in/trim

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Tie in (folded) hackle by tip; wrap, tie off/trim

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Stroke hackle fibers down/back, cover with thread wraps

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Measure rump feathers (tips to tail), tie in

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Pull feathers forward so tips are a bit shorter than tail; tie down/trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#696689
Lady Claret (variation)

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Another one from the Streamtender site.

hook – Dai Riki 730 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - pheasant tail
rib - Tinsel silver
body - dubbing claret
underwing - peacock sword
hackle - mottled hen
wing - pheasant rump (2 used here)
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By ScottP
#696699
Dessie Paul’s Mayfly

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Found this on the interweb. The Rit does a decent job of golden olive in lower concentrations.


hook – WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 pale olive
tail - pheasant tail
rib(s) - Danville Depth Ray fire orange/oval tinsel gold
body - dubbing olive
body hackle - olive
1st shoulder hackle - chukar dyed golden olive (1 Tbs Rit Neon Yellow/4 cups water)
2nd shoulder hackle - pheasant church window feather dyed golden olive
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By ScottP
#696709
Blue Zulu Muddler

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hook – WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black, UTC 140 black (head only)
tail - bleached pheasant tail dyed scarlet (3 Tsp Rit Scarlet, 2 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow/4 cups water)
rib - small wire silver
body - Ice Dub black
body hackle - black
shoulder hackle - chukar dyed Silver Doctor Blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)
head - deer hair dyed Silver Doctor Blue
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By LA Fly Guy
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mitch aka 2 fish wrote: Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:23 am ttt
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