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
#696363
Bighole Demon Muddler

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Pick a fly

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Make a few changes to the materials, as needed; lather, rinse, repeat.


hook – WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black/Danville Flymaster Plus black (head only)
tail - bleached pheasant tail dyed ginger (Mimosa - 4 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1/2 Tsp Rit Camel/4 cups water)
rib - small wire silver
abdomen - tinsel silver
thorax - dubbing black
hackle - ginger
collar - chukar dyed ginger
head - deer hair dyed black
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By ScottP
#696376
Denson's Machair Claret (variation)

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In his version Mr. Denson subbed French Partridge flank for the original jungle cock tail; since I have neither, chukar will suffice.


hook – WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - chukar
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - dubbing claret
body hackle - claret/black
collar - hen black
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By ScottP
#696388
Sawada's Matador (variation)

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A few changes to the original pattern; good barred woodduck is rarer than...well, good barred woodduck.

hook - WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - Danville Single Strand Floss red
tail - pheasant rump black/yellow/red
butt - peacock herl
rib - small wire gold
body - tinsel gold
throat - guinea dyed green
wing - chukar flank
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By ScottP
#696398
[quote="mitch aka 2 fish" post_id=696390 time=1573268307 user_id=1397]
I'd bet your head is too big for your body as well.
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By ScottP
#696400
Claretbumbler's Muddled Mayfly

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Just a matter of shifting everything on the original from the chukar back just a tiny bit on the shank to make room for the head.

hook - WFC Model 6 #6
thread - MFC 6/0, Danville Depth Ray (head only) fire orange
tail - bleached pheasant dyed orange (1Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange/1 cup water)
rib - small wire gold
body - dubbing orange
body hackle(s) - olive/Grizzly dyed yellow (1 Tbs Rit Lemon Yellow, 1/2 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow/1 cup water)
1st shoulder hackle - fluoro yellow
2nd shoulder hackle - chukar partridge dyed orange (1Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange/1 cup water)
head - deer hair dyed olive


mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark; wrap to bend

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strip some pt fibers; measure (2x shank length), tie in/trim, tie in rib

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dub thread/dub body

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tie in hackles; palmer rearward to bend

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capture tips of hackle with wire, continue forward thru hackle to 2/3 mark; helicopter end, cover with thread, trim hackle tips

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scrub everything to the rear with velcro brush

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tie in hackle by tip, fold rearward; wrap, tie off/trim

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repeat with chukar

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the deer hair I had was pretty stiff and coarse, so I had to switch to heavier thread to spin it properly; clean, stack, measure (hook length) a clump of deer hair

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surround shank with hair, take 2 soft loops, trim hair even with hook eye, spin (to get it tight, I pushed on the hook eye with my right thumbnail while applying as much tension as possible with the bobbin)

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push hair back, build thread head, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#696403
Grey Ghost Muddled Bumble

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Took a few liberties with the original. From head-on it looks like my neighbor’s Newfoundland.


hook - WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 and Flymaster Plus black
tag - tinsel silver
tail - golden pheasant crest
rib - small wire silver
body - dubbing grey
body hackles - grizzly/black
1st shoulder hackle - golden pheasant rump yellow
2nd shoulder hackle - chukar
head - deer hair dyed black
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By ScottP
#696407
Conba’s Claret Bumble Muddler

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Loosely based on the wet on Hans Weilenmann’s site.

hook – WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black/Danville Flymaster Plus black (head only)
tail - golden pheasant tippet
rib - small wire silver
abdomen - dubbing claret
hackle - claret (1 Tbs Rit Wine/1 cup water)
collar - chukar dyed sunburst (1 Tbs Rit Golden Yellow/1 cup water)
head - deer hair dyed Silver Doctor Blue (2 packs koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)
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By ScottP
#696409
Denson's Hot Kate Muddler

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Despite it's name, a bit more subdued than recent entries.

hook – WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black/Danville Flymaster Plus black (head only)
tail - yarn chartreuse
rib - small wire silver
body - dubbing black
hackle - hot orange
head - deer hair
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By ScottP
#696418
Whalsay Hamill’s Spider

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Found this variation of the Hamill's Killer on the Shetland Angler's Association site.

hook – WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant tippet over Australian possum tail (squirrel sub) dyed black
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - dubbing red
hackle - red/olive
collar - partridge dyed golden olive (1 Tbs Rit Golden Yellow/1 cup water; overdyed with 1 Tbs Rit Golden Yellow, 1 Tsp Rit Dark Green/1 cup water about 15 seconds)
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By ScottP
#696421
Red Headed Kate McLaren Muddler

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Another one from Shetland Anglers

hook – WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black/Danville Flat Wax red (head only)
tail - golden pheasant crest
rib - small wire gold
body - dubbing black
hackle - black
head - deer hair dyed red
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By ScottP
#696425
Procter's Silver Claret Muddler

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Found the original wet

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on the Algonquin Flytying site


hook – WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black/Danville Flymaster Plus black (head only)
tail - bleached pheasant tail dyed scarlet (3 Tsp Rit Scarlet, 2 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow/4 cups water)
rib - small wire silver
body - tinsel silver
hackle - grizzly dyed claret (1Tbs Rit Wibe/1 cup water)
collar - chukar
head - deer hair dyed claret
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