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
#683654
austrotard wrote: Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:06 pm if you lay a needle over the shank before you tie the wings in and remove just before you draw the two wraps tight you can avoid the concave wing thingy you've got going on that prevents me from being seen with you.
I'll give that a shot; thanks.
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By ScottP
#683655
La Royal Coachman

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Found this variation on a French Canadian site; did not know the fly was originally called the Quarter Pounder.


hook - Mustad 79580 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - hackle fluff (from the base of the feather) red
body - peacock herl/red yarn
throat - calftail dyed rust
underwing - calftail dyed yellow
wing - calftail white
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By ScottP
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Sawada's Mather

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More mining in the Coachman vein.


hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - oval tinsel gold/red floss
tail - peacock sword
body - ostrich herl black/green floss
throat - mallard flank
wing - mallard flank
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By ScottP
#683674
Doc Peter

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An Irish lough pattern; found this Green Peter/Doctor fusion on Claretbumbler.


hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - Danville flat wax flame red
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - olive dyed hare's ear
body hackle - brown (undersize by 1)
wing - red, yellow, blue bucktail
hackle - brown
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By ScottP
#683700
Malloch's Favorite (variation)

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Another one from Claretbumbler. Original calls for woodcock wing; the skin I have is wingless so I went with hen pheasant..


hook - Mustad 3906 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - bronze mallard (this was some stuff from the tip of the feather so a bit pale)
body - tinsel silver/stripped peacock herl
hackle - hen dun
wing - hen pheasant wing
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By ScottP
#683701
Kill Devil Spider (variation)

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Looking for excuses to use some sharptail feathers so I added a front collar.


hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - brown hackle
rib - small wire silver
abdomen - tinsel silver
thorax - peacock herl
hackle - hen brown (oversize by 2)
collar - sharptail grouse
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By ScottP
#683729
Borden Special Dabbler

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Turning up the gain on a standard.


hook - Mustad 3906 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 flame orange
tag - tinsel silver
tail - golden pheasant tippets dyed hot orange/fuchsia hackle
rib - oval tinsel silver
body - Wapsi sow/scud Bighorn pink (with a touch of orange)
body hackle - hackle hot orange
front hackle - schlappen fuchsia
cloak - bronze mallard


mash barb, start thread, wrap to bend

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

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measure (gap width past bend) some GP tippets; tie in

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measure (a bit longer than the tippets) some hackle fibers; tie in

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tie in rib

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dub thread/dub body

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tie in hackle; palmer to bend

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capture tip with tinsel, rib body, tie off/trim; trim hackle tip

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tie in (folded) schlappen by tip, take a few wraps; tie off/trim

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separate a section of bronze mallard, strip away from quill, measure (tips past schlappen), fold around body, wrap, pull tight, distributing fibers evenly (as possible)

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trim butts, whip finish, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#683737
Big Hole Demon (Mickey Finn variation)


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Found this variation on Flytying.eu. Cool colors


hook - TFS 2305 #2
thread - Danville 6/0 red
tail - hackle yellow/red
rib - small wire silver
abdomen - tinsel pearl over silver
thorax - chenille yellow
hackle - red
collar - hackle yellow
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By ScottP
#683747
Babcock (Western)

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From Hellekson's Fish Flies, a hairwing version of a vintage Bergman wet; probably popular on the Madison before the Slide of '59.


hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - hackle red
rib - tinsel gold
body - floss red
wing - calftail dyed yellow
hackle - hen black
topping - peacock swords
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By ScottP
#683798
Tomah Joe

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More poaching from Mr. Bergman's stock; added a wire rib to protect that tinsel body.


hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - hackle yellow
butt - peacock herl
rib - small wire silver
body - tinsel silver
throat - hackle red over yellow
wing - barred woodduck
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