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
#594947
Copper Swan

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White-wing (hence the Swan) variation on the Copper John. Change colors to suit your fancy.

hook - Dai Riki 135 #6
thread - MFC 6/0 hot orange
abdomen - UTC wire medium chartreuse
thorax - Ice Dub peacock
wing case - Flashabou pearl
hackle - CDC dun
wing - biots white
bead - gold 4mm

mash barb, slide bead on hook; start thread/tie in wire and wrap back halfway down bend

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wrap wire to the bead; helicopter end/cover with thread

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tie in 2 strands of Flashabou; fold/wrap back to point above point

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measure biots (hook length; tie in with tips facing forward

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dub thread/dub thorax

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pull Flashabou over thorax, tie down/trim

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tie in CDC by tip; stroke fibers back while wrapping, tie off/trim

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fold biots back; tie down, whip, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#595293
Hickman's Skiddish Smolt

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Originally an Alaskan pattern, supposed to be hot stuff on the Missouri. I'm hoping I can at least get a walleye to take a swipe at one if the trout don't show interest.

hook - Dai Riki 700 #4
thread - Danville monocord white
underbody - silver tinsel
body - midge tube red
underflash - Mirage Flashabou opal
overflash/underwing - Flashabou silver
collar - Ice Dub pearl
wing - ostrich herl grey
head - 1/4" cone silver

mash barb, slide on cone, take a few wraps of non-tox and jam it in the backside

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start thread; tie in midge tube, wrap to bend and back

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tie in tinsel, wrap to bend, and back; tie off/trim

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wrap midge tube forward to non-tox; tie off/trim

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dub thread/dub first layer of collar

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flip fly over, tie in Mirage Flashabou; fold and cover with thread

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return to the upright position and repeat with silver

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collar layer #2; trim flash

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measure a clump of ostrich (tips even with flash); tie in/trim

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collar layer #3

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half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#595413
Dolly Llama

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The flowing hair, the grace, flash...striking. Tied here in tuxedo colors; change to suit your whims. Can be tied with stinger hook point up, buried in the zonker strip, or down (as shown). Not much difference in the tying sequence, but it proved easier to photograph the point down configuration so that's what's being presented.

hook - Mustad 34011 #2 (cut shank), octopus #1 (stinger)
connector - braided dacron #30lb
thread - UTC 140 black
tail - rabbit strip black
body - cross-cut rabbit strip black
belly - rabbit strip white
flash - Saltwater Flashabou pearl
head - 1/4" cone silver

mash barb on stinger hook, start thread

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separate hair on rabbit strip, tie in

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loop connector thru the eye, tie down (photos from hook up config used here); brush with Super Glue

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remove stinger from the vise; mash barb on main hook, slide on cone

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measure trailer for length (1-1.5"); tie in, wrap to eye, fold, wrap back to bend, trim

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separate zonker, tie in/trim

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tie in cross-cut strip; brush Super Glue on shank, wrap rabbit to cone, tie off/trim

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tie in flash

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invert, tie in belly strip at cone; whip, SHHAN

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cut hook at the bend (watch your eyes); file off any burrs

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trim belly strip (a little less than tail) and flash

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may you have total consciousness; Gunga galunga

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By ScottP
#595639
Rickards' A.P. Emerger

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Developed as a stillwater pattern; looks like it would work on flowing water, as well. Change colors to suit your needs.

hook - Dai Riki 060 #12
thread - MFC 8/0 sand
rib - copper wire small
tail/wing case - mallard flank
abdomen - hare's ear
thorax - peacock herl
hackle - partridge

mash barb, start thread one hook eye width back from eye

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prep hackle/tie in by tip

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tie in rib, wrap back to bend

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measure (shank) a clump of mallard; tie in/trim

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dub thread/dub abdomen (full-figured) to 60% mark

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counterwrap rib; helicopter end/cover with thread

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take another clump of mallard flank (gap width), trim butt/tie in over back

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tie in peacock, twist and wrap thorax; tie off/trim

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pull mallard forward; tie off/trim

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wrap hackle; tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#595698
Potter's Opal X2

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Simplified, flashy version of Craig Mathews' classic.


hook - Dai Riki 320 #16
thread - MFC 8/0 sand
shuck - Congo Hair light gold
abdomen - medium tinsel opal
wing - mule deer hair


mash down barb, start thread and tie in CH, fold and wrap to bend; trim (gap width past bend)

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return thread to front, tie in tinsel, wrap to bend and back; tie off/trim

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clean, stack, measure (tips a bit past bend) a clump of deer; trim butts, tie in with 2 soft loops

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pull firmly to flare butts, take a few wraps in front, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#595746
Furled Foam Skwala

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Getting to be that time of year.

hook - Dai Riki 280 #10
thread - UTC 140 hopper yellow
body - 2mm foam strip (furled)
wing - deer hair
head/collar - elk hair dyed olive
legs - medium foam brown
indicator - foam orange

mash barb, start thread to establish width of head; finish a bit back from the eye

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clean, stack, measure (hook length) a clump of ungulate hair, trim to length (add width of head to the equation and the tips usually end up eve with the bend of the hook)

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two soft loops (spin the bobbin beforehand to tighten up the thread/minimize diameter); holding the hair, pull slowly/firmly on the bobbin to flare the hair, release, allow it to spin, take a few wraps through the butts

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trim butts

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lack of additional appendages preclude photographing furling sequence so here's the text version - take a 2mm x 2mm strip of foam, twist it, grab it in the middle (this is where the extra hands would really help out), allow it to twist back upon itself; end result

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measure for length (extend gap width past bend), tie in, brush on a little Super glue, trim

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clean, stack, measure (body length) a clump of deer hair; tie in/trim

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push hair back, evenly surrounding hook eye

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pull hair back, take 2 soft loops, pull slowly/firmly on the bobbin

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add legs and indicator; whip, SHHAN (give the head a coating, too)

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trim out collar on the underside

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dig out the Smartwool socks (with poly liners), Capilene (top and bottom), windblock fleece, fingerless gloves, go freeze your ass off and catch trout in a proper manner

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By ScottP
#595906
Nyman's Spruce Moth

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Lashing out as Winter refuses to release it's icy grip, decided to tie some summer flies. Doesn't take long to fill up the box with these.

hook - Dai Riki 320 #14
thread - MFC 8/0 sand
rib - tying thread
body - dubbing tan/hare's ear/antron mix
hackle - barred cream
wing/head - Congo Hair tan
legs - centipede small barred tan/black

mash barb, start thread one eye width back from eye, leave tag end long (for rib)

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tie in hackle (dull side up) over front of hook; wrap thread to bend

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dub thread/dub body

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wrap hackle back to the bend; capture tip with rib

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rib through hackle; tie off/trim

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trim hackle flat on top

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tie in CH; fold over and tie back on itself, creating a small head (nothing wrong with a little head)

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tie in legs; half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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trim legs and wing (even with bend); push the wing down a bit at the base with your thumbnail to widen the profile

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you can leave it like that, but since these bugs are aquatically challenged, flush-floaters, cleaning out the undercarriage gets it down in the film

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By ScottP
#595924
Jacklin's Spruce Moth

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A beefier take on the bug.

hook - Mustad 3906 #12
thread - UTC 140 tan
rib - tying thread
butt/underbody/head/wing - bleached elk
body - dubbing tan/hare's ear/antron mix
hackle - barred cream


Don't need an SBS when you can see the man, himself, tying one up

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By ScottP
#595960
Luallen's Creetle

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Cricket/Beetle amalgamation (hence the name). Original tied with ungulate wing; I was in a petrochemical byproduct-friendly mood. Change colors to suit your needs.

hook - Dai Riki 280 #6
thread - UTC 140 tan
body/back/head - 2mm foam tan
wing - Congo Hair beige
thorax - dubbing hare's ear/antron
legs - medium rubber golden stone
indicator - 2mm foam orange

poke a hole in 2mm strip (gap width); slide on to hook

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start thread at 2/3 mark, wrap back to bend; tie down foam

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pull foam down, brush Super Glue on shank, move thread forward to create first segment

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repeat

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and again; trim butt/cover with thread

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pull shellback forward; tie down to hook eye

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tie in CH; fold and tie back to body

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dub thread/dub thorax; finish where you started

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tie in legs

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fold foam back to create head

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tie in indicator

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whip, SHHAN, trim wing (even with bend), head, legs

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By ScottP
#596187
Kingery's Better Foam Caddis

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The money you save in floatant will go towards purchasing some 1mm foam. Change colors to suit your needs; this would also work as a Spruce Moth.

hook - Dai Riki 320 #14
thread - MFC 8/0 sand
body - 1mm foam tan
hackle - ginger
wing/head - deer hair

mash barb, start thread, wrap to bend

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cut a foam strip not quite gap width; taper end

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tie in foam (didn't wrap it too tightly - improves adhesion with the wrapped foam body), brush shank with Super Glue and wrap body forward (2 turns at the back give it a bit of reverse taper); tie off/trim

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tie in hackle

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take a few wraps but leave room at the front; trim hackle on top (don't know where the focus was on that shot; sorry)

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clean, stack, measure (tips to bend) a clump of deer hair; trim to length, tie in (take a few wraps through the butts), half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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trim out hackle underneath (not necessary with such a buoyant body)

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Mother's Day Caddis (#12)

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