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 fallen513
#700110
....where everybody knows your name.....




What a weird obsession.
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By ScottP
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Raymond Muddler (variation)

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Interesting color variation between different substrates from the same dye bath. Was going to use hen pheasant body feather for the wing (instead of wing quill slips) but the sharptail was already dyed, so I went with that; again, the fish won’t care.

hook - WFC Model 6 #6
thread - UTC 140 woodduck
tail - golden pheasant crest
Rib - small wire gold
body - dubbing golden olive
Hackles - red/golden olive (4 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1/2 Tsp Rit Camel/4 cups water)
Wing - sharptail dyed golden olive
Shoulder - deer hair dyed silver doctor blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)
collar/head - deer hair dyed golden olive
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By ScottP
#700120
Opal Invicta Muddler (flatwing)

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hook - WFC Model 6 #6
thread - UTC 140 tan
tail - golden pheasant crest
Rib - small wire gold
body - medium tinsel opal
hackle - grizzly dyed ginger (Mimosa - 4 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1/2 Tsp Rit Camel/4 cups water)
wing - hen pheasant
collar/head - deer hair
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By ScottP
#700134
Loch Ba Muddler (variation)

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Nothing special about the fly, a pretty basic muddler (here’s the video if you’re interested) but it gave me a chance to try out the winging stuff from the Dungeon; has the same texture as Kreinik Flash-in-a-Tube but a hell of a lot cheaper. Note that all you Kreelex tiers.

hook - WFC Model 6 #6
thread - UTC 140 tan
tail - bronze mallard
rib - small tinsel gold
body - Ice Dub Hare’s Ear tan
wing - FTD Northern Lights gold/brown
collar/head - deer hair
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By Lando
#700140
A Buford would be a hell of a lot cooler.
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By ScottP
#700142
Shipman’s Buzzer Muddler Variant

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A very cool fly and video from David Downie. May try to scale it down to a #14 and tie it in orange as a Buzzball companion.

hook - BVFT Dry #10
thread - UTC 140 black
breathers - Congo Hair white
rib - medium tinsel opal
body - dubbing fiery brown
collar/head - deer hair
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By ScottP
#700151
Claude’s Halfback Muddler (variation)

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A few minor changes to the original CS Muddler. Probably more of a fullback than a halfback.

hook - WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Veevus 8/0 tan
tail - deer hair
rib - medium tinsel pearl
body - Ice Dub hare’s ear
shellback/collar/head - deer hair

Mash barb, start thread; wrap to bend

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

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Wrap forward a few turns over the butts; tie in rib

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Dub thread, dub behind butts

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Pull butts up and dub in front to 3/4 mark

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Rib body; tie off/trim

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Pull deer hair butts forward, give a slight twist, then tie down/trim

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Standard bullethead is perfectly acceptable but I prefer the look Ryan Houston gets so I’ll attempt to show the sequence he uses

Clean, stack, measure (tips to bend) a clump of deer hair

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Tie in with 2 soft loops, allowing hair to encircle shank

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Trim butts even with hook eye

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Tighten thread and let it spin

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Take a wrap or two thru the head, half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim head

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By ScottP
#700159
Coppertop Muddler (variation)

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hook - WFC Model 6 #6
thread - UTC 140 burnt orange
rib - Veevus 6/0 black
body - deer hair rust
Wing - FTD Northern Lights copper/black
collar/head - deer hair rust
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By ScottP
#700163
Mini Manic Muddler (variation)

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Found this on the Speypages site. Thought I had overdressed the thorax and then I spun the head and it pretty much disappeared; proportions!

hook - WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Veevus 6/0 black
tail - FTD H2O Twist pearl orange
rib - small wire silver
body - medium tinsel opal
thorax - cactus chenille orange
collar/head - deer hair
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By ScottP
#700164
Mini Manic Muddler II (variation)

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A few more wraps of cactus chenille, a shoulder, and shorter collar.

hook - WFC Model 6 #6
thread - UTC 140 black
tail - FTD H2O Twist pearl orange
rib - small wire silver
body - medium tinsel opal
thorax - cactus chenille orange
shoulder - pheasant rump dyed orange (1 Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange/1 cup water)
collar/head - deer hair
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By ScottP
#700167
Hairy Mary Mini Muddler (variation)

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Another one I lifted from the Speypages site. Last of the blue deer hair; off to the store for some Koolaid.

hook - WFC Model 6 #6
thread - UTC 140 black
tag - Depth Ray fire orange/resin
tail - golden pheasant crest
rib - small tinsel silver
body - Ice Dub peacock black
wing - golden pheasant red body feather
collar/head - deer hair dyed Silver Doctor Blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)
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