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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Skykomish Sunrise (variation)

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Tied this up for a friend who's a huge K.C. Chief fan; her husband's a Raven fan so I'll have to dye up some purple stuff. Took cues from a version I saw on Troutnut.


hook - Dai Riki 899 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 red
tag - tinsel opal
tail - golden pheasant crest red over gold
rib - oval tinsel gold
abdomen - Uni-Stretch Chinese Red
thorax - dubbing red
hackle - red over yellow
wing - calftail white
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By ScottP
#691740
Culton's Purple Spider

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hook - Dai Riki 899 #6
thread - Uni 8/0 fire orange
tail - hackle purple
abdomen - Krystal Flash silver (5 strands doubled/twisted)
thorax - dubbing purple
1st shoulder hackle - purple
2nd shoulder hackle - pheasant rump dyed black
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By flysmallie
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ScottP wrote: Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:31 am
Tied this up for a friend who's a huge K.C. Chief fan; her husband's a Raven fan so I'll have to dye up some purple stuff. Took cues from a version I saw on Troutnut.

If she doesn't have a KC tat then she's just a poser. And her husband is a cunt.
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By ScottP
#691754
Denson's Red-Ribbed Cruncher

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Tailwater stuff; getting to be that time.


hook - Dai Riki 070 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 red
tail - hackle furnace
rib - Holoshimmer red
counterrib - x-small wire gold
abdomen - peacock herl (sparse)
thorax - peacock herl
cheeks - medium tinsel holo red
hackle - hen furnace


sub pheasant tail for peacock

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By ScottP
#691766
Denson's Stewart-style Cruncher

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Change colors/size to suit your needs.

hook - Dai Riki 070 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
tail - hackle furnace
rib - x-small wire gold
abdomen - pheasant tail
thorax - dubbing brown
hackle - hen furnace
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By ScottP
#691768
Denson's Pearly Crippler

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Based on the body it should be called the Opal Crippler but who am I to argue?

hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
rib - small wire silver
bpdy - large tinsel opal
body hackle - grizzly hen dyed ginger (2 packs Koolaid Mango/1 cup water)
1st shoulder hackle - pheasant rump dyed black
2nd shoulder hackle - grizzly hen dyed ginger
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By ScottP
#691782
OPFF Six Pack (variation)

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An old British Columbia stillwater pattern (not sure if it came before/after the Carey Special, with which it shares some DNA); added an aftershaft thorax. First chance I've taken to use the rump patch I dyed in the ongoing search for picric.

hook - Dai Riki 730 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 light olive
tail - pheasant rump dyed light olive (1Tbs Rit Neon Yellow/1 cup water)
rib - small wire gold
abdomen - pheasant rump dyed light olive (twisted)
thorax - pheasant aftershaft dyed light olive
hackle - pheasant rump dyed light olive
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By ScottP
#691785
Sudman's Lord Carey (variation)

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Made a few changes to Olympic Peninsula tyer Joe Sudman's sea-run cutt version of the Carey Special

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which came out a bit static looking to me (could be a function of the crappy orange ostrich herl I have, or I just can't tie this fly properly).

hook - Dai Riki 899 #8
thread - MFC 6/0 fire orange
tail - golden pheasant tippet hot orange
rib - small wire gold
abdomen - peacock herl
thorax - pheasant aftershaft dyed hot orange (1Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange/1 cup water)
hackle - pheasant rump dyed hot orange


mash barb, start thread at 60% mark; tie in rib, wrap to bend

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strip off some tippet fibers, measure (gap width); tie in/trim

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tie in some peacock herl (keep it sparse); wrap to 60% mark

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counterwrap rib; helicopter end cover with thread

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create thread loop

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prep aftershaft feathers (2 used here)

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insert in clip, then in (waxed) loop; capture feathers in thread loop, spin

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moisten and stroke fibers back; wrap thorax, tie off/trim

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tie in rump feather by tip

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wrap hackle, tie off/trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#691789
Procter's Copper Jacket

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hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - MFC 6/0 fire orange
tail - golden pheasant crest
rib - brassie wire copper
abdomen - tinsel copper
thorax - Sunburst dubbing copper
hackle - furnace over sunburst (1Tbs Rit Golden Yellow/1 cup water)
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By ScottP
#691824
Procter's Barfly

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Kind of a Cock Robin on acid.

hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - MFC 6/0 fire orange
tag - tying thread
tail - golden pheasant rump, yellow over red
rib - oval tinsel gold
abdomen - Ice Dub yellow
thorax - Ice Dub Rust/Simi Seal red/dubbing hot orange
1st shoulder hackle - golden pheasant rump red
2nd shoulder hackle - yellow
3rd shoulder hackle - hen badger
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By ScottP
#691833
Procter's Hot Summer Day

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hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - MFC 6/0 fire orange
tail - golden pheasant tippet
rib - oval tinsel gold
abdomen - Starburst dubbing copper
body hackle - dyed sunburst (1Tbs Rit Golden Yellow/1 cup water)
front hackle - hen dyed orange (1Tbs Rit Sunshine orange/1 cup water)
head - Ice Dubbing hot orange
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