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
#591867
Jurgens' Red Butt Flash Buzzer

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hook - Dai Riki 305 #18
thread - Gudebrod 10/0 white & black
butt - flashabou red
abdomen- flashabou black
shellback - pheasant tail
thorax - peacock
gills - Uni-stretch white



mash barb, start white thread; wrap to point above barb and back

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tie in red flashabou; wrap back a couple turns past thread, then back to tie-in

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tie off white thread, start black; tie in black flashabou, wrap to point and back to tie-in

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tie in pheasant and peacock

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tie in Uni-stretch perpendicular to shank

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wrap peacock behind, between, in front of wing; tie off/trim

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pull pt forward; tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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pull Uni-stretch back, trim to length (1 or 2 hook eye widths past thorax)

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By ScottP
#591925
Ke-He Squirrel Fymph

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hook - Mustad 94840 #12
thread - MFC 8/0 brown
rib - x-small wire silver
tuft - sparkle yarn orange
tail - golden pheasant tippet
body - squirrel dubbing
hackle - partridge


mash barb, start thread

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prep hackle (strip fibers off one side); tie in by butt

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tie in rib; wrap back to bend

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tie in yarn, trim to length (a bit past bend)

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measure (shank) some gp tippets; tie in

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dub thread, dub body

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counterwrap rib; helicopter end/tie off

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wrap hackle; tie off/trim, whip, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#591937
Gartside's Philo Caddis Emerger

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Tied here as a hydropsyche; change colors to suit your needs.


hook - Dai Riki 135 #16
thread - MFC 8/0 sand
rib - Krystal Flash pearl
body - squirrel, hare's ear, fluff from base of pheasant rump feather (pretty much any gamebird feather would work)
thorax - pheasant aftershaft/filoplume
antennae - mallard dyed woodduck


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

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dub thread, dub body

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counterwrap rib; tie off/trim

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prep aftershaft feather

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unwind thread to remove any twist, split with bodkin

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insert aftershaft, spin bobbin, moisten/stroke back and wrap

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stroke down/back, take a few wraps back

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tie in antennae; trim butts

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whip, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#591995
McGee's Ascension Flymph

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Changed out the hackle - original called for duck shoulder, but I couldn't get it to work, so I used an aftershaft feather in a split loop (pheasant here; partridge, quail, grouse, etc have them, too). Nice thing about this stuff is you can adjust the length to get neat looking hackle on really small flies (and it's a lot cheaper than a hen cape); color is somewhat limited. Tied here as a PMD, change colors to suit your needs

hook - Dai Riki 305 #16
thread - Danville 6/0 primrose
tail - hackle fibers light dun
abdomen/head - dubbing pmd rabbit
hackle - aftershaft
overwing - midge Krystal Flash pearl


mash barb, start thread, tie in rib, wrap back to point above barb

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strip off some hackle fibers; measure (shank length) and tie in

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dub thread, dub abdomen up to 2/3 mark

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unwind thread to remove any twist, split with bodkin

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prep aftershaft, grab with clip

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insert in split thread, slide off clip, release, trim away from stem

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spin, moisten, wrap

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tie in KF

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dub head

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tie off, trim KF, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#592032
Gartside's Philo Mayfly Emerger

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Companion to the Philo Caddis. Tied here as a generic; change colors to suit your needs.


hook - Dai Riki 320 #14
thread - MFC 8/0 sand
tail - partridge
body - squirrel/hare's ear
wing - pheasant aftershaft/filoplume
legs - partridge

mash barb, start thread, wrap back to point above barb

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strip some partridge fibers, measure (shank length), and tie in

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dub thread, dub body

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unwind thread to remove any twist, split with bodkin

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prep aftershaft, insert in split thread, spin bobbin, moisten/stroke back and wrap

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trim bottom, stroke wing up/back, take a few wraps

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trim out tip of partridge feather, lay along underside of fly, tie in, slowly pull forward to adjust length (tips to/a bit past point)

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trim partridge, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#592108
Hogan's Spring Creek Geek Nymph

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Hogan Brown's Pheasant Tail variation; bead head/weighted thorax is optional. Tied here as a PMD; change colors to suit your needs

hook - Dai Riki 135 #16
thread - MFC 8/0 brown
rib - x-small wire copper
tail/abdomen - pheasant tail
wingcase - goose biot rusty brown
thorax - rust rabbit/hare's ear antron mix
legs - pheasant tail/Midge Krystal Flash pearl



mash barb, start thread, tie in rib, wrap back to point above barb

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measure a few pt fibers (not quite shank length); tie in

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wrap to hook point; tie off/trim

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counterwrap rib; helicopter end, cover with thread

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tie in biot

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tie in pt fibers

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tie in KF; trim pt butts

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dub thread, dub thorax

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divide

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pull biot forward; tie down, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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trim KF, trim biot, leave the stub (take the cannoli)

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By ScottP
#592116
Morris Raccoon

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Supposed to be good for SRCs; may have other ideas in mind. Change colors to suit your needs.

hook - Mustad 9671 #6
underbody - non-tox .030
thread - UTC 140 hot pink
tail - grizzly hen
abdomen - Ice Dub UV hot pink
hackle - grizzly hen


mash barb, slide on bead; make a few wraps of non-tox and jam inside bead

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start thread, prep hackle and tie in by tip

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measure some grizzly hackle (shank); tie in/trim butts

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double over thread to create loop; insert dubbing, spin (3 blips on the baby formula mixer)

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stroke fibers back and wrap body

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stroke hackle back and wrap

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brush out body (velcro'd popsicle stick works great), whip, SHHAN

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By Palometa
#592153
Scott- what the history/reason for the yellow biots on the Shell's PT?

and that Gartside's Philo Caddis Emerger is is fantastic, well done.
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By ScottP
#592156
Thanks. The biots create a hotspot, I believe. I was going to make one in pink, too, but the biots I have in that color are crap; used cerise Uni-stretch instead and it turned out okay.
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By ScottP
#592278
Hogan's Yuba Pupa

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A bit of guesstimation here, since Mr. Brown holds his cards pretty tight to the vest.

hook - Dai Riki 135 #14
bead - 7/64 copper
underbody - non-tox .015
thread - Danville 6/0 black
rib - small wire copper
flashback - medium tinsel pearl
abdomen - tan rabbit
flash - Krystal Flash pearl
wing(?) stubs - goose biots rusty brown
shroud - olive dubbing/Ice Dub
thorax - peacock



mash barb, slide on bead; make a few wraps of non-tox and jam inside bead

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start thread, cover non-tox; tie in rib and wrap back to bend

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tie in flashback

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dub thread, dub abdomen

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pull flashback over back, tie off/trim

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counterwrap rib, helicopter end, cover with thread

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tie in biots (extend tips a bit past bend)

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tie in KF; fold over/tie down

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insert some dubbing/Ice Dub in loop, spin, wrap; some pics I've seen have a denser shroud - I've taken a page from Mr. Is-More's book and have gone with a lighter touch

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tie in peacock

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wrap thorax, tie off, trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#592314
Swanson's Bitchin' Salmonfly

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Bitch Creek goes topwater; a wet dream. Sorry, no pictures of the body weave (still waiting for that third hand to sprout); here's a good sequence (looks a hell of a lot better than mine) http://www.swedneckflyfishing.com/paral ... _steps.htm

hook - Tiemco 200r #4
thread - MFC 6/0 hot orange
tail - moose body
feelers/legs/antennae - medium rubber brown
abdomen - Congo Hair orange/black (woven)
underwing - landscape fabric
over/underwing - Krystal Flash pearl
wing - elk mane
head - deer hair dyed dun
indicator - foam orange


mash barb; start thread and create thread base at the head

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clean, stack, measure (hook point to hook eye) a clump of deer hair; trim to length, tie in with 2 soft loops, gradually increase tension, let it spin, then trim

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wrap back to the bend

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clean, stack, measure (gap width past bend); tie in, cover butts with thread

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add feelers

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tie in CH; weave, tie off, trim

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round one end of strip (gap width) of landscape fabric; measure for length (tip to tail), add a drop of Super Glue at head and tie in

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tie in KF, fold back/tie down

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clean, stack, measure (tips to tail) a clump of elk; trim butts, tie in

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push hair at head back with finger (try to ensure even distribution around hook)

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pull fibers back over body and tie down

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add legs

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indicator

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whip finish, SHHAN, trim out hair on underside of head

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trim KF, indicator, legs/antennae/feelers

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By flybug.pa.
#592315
Very nice and tidy Scott . you have some crazy ass skills.
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