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
#696726
Grey Corrib Muddler

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Something a bit more muted.

hook – WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 cream, UTC 140 woodduck (head only)
tail - bleached pheasant tail
rib - small wire silver
body - Swiss Straw cream
body hackle - dun
1st shoulder hackle - partridge
2nd shoulder hackle - chukar
head - deer hair
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By ScottP
#696735
Pearly Muddler Mayfly

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hook – WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 olive, Flymaster Plus black (head only)
tag - tinsel holo red
tail - pheasant tail
rib - small wire silver
body - medium tinsel pearl
body hackle - olive
shoulder hackle - partridge
shoulder hackle - chukar dyed olive (1 Tbs Rit Golden Yellow, 1/2 Tsp Rit Dark Green/4 cups water)
head - deer hair dyed olive
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By ScottP
#696738
Muddled Denson Autumn Ordie

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Started life as a wet (hence the smaller iron) but morphed into a muddler.

hook – WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black, Flymaster Plus black (head only)
tag - tinsel gold
body hackle (in order)- furnace, grizzly dyed red, black
head - deer hair black
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By ScottP
#696746
Microwave Dyeing II


Reposting this with some new pics since my refusal to pay for Photobucket’s shakedown cost me the old ones.
List of ingredients:

Glass containers

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Dawn dishwashing soap

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White vinegar

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Dye (we’re aiming for ginger here)

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Substrate

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dish #1 (for degreasing) = hot water and a few drops of soap; add the feathers and let them soak for about 5 minutes

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dish #2 - hot water, a few drops of soap and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar; soak for 5 more minutes

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dish #3 - hot water (4 cups for this color), a few drops of soap, 2 tablespoons of white vinegar, 4 teaspoons Golden Yellow, 1/2 teaspoon Camel

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add the feathers, cover with plastic wrap

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2 minutes on high (depending on the microwave - keep an eye while it’s cooking; you don’t want it to boil too much, it can ruin the substrate)

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check the color of one of the feathers; if it’s what you want (it’ll lighten up when dry), rinse everything off in a strainer under cold water

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lay everything out to dry

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ready to go

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I’ve also used a hot plate, coffee carafe and candy thermometer; they work well when you want to keep the dye at a constant temp for an extended time - stuff like deer hair, calf tail, etc. usually take a bit longer
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By ScottP
#696757
Muddled Loch Ordie Mayfly (variant)

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Took a lot of liberties with this Loch Ordie variant.


hook – WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black, Flymaster Plus black (head only)
tag - tinsel gold
tail - bleached pheasant tail
body - hackle dyed coachman brown
1st shoulder hackle - golden pheasant rump red
2nd shoulder hackle - chukar dyed Silver Doctor Blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)
head - deer hair dyed black
Last edited by ScottP on Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:01 am, edited 1 time in total.
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By ScottP
#696760
Munn’s Claret Muddler

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Found this version on Rob Denson’s site. Beefed up the head a bit as I want this to stay on top in some pretty rough water.

hook – WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black, Flymaster Plus black (head only)
tail - yarn orange
rib - small wire copper
body - dubbing black claret
body hackle - dyed claret (1 Tbs Rit Wine/1 cup water)
shoulder hackle - mottled hen
head - deer hair dyed claret
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By ScottP
#696784
Riach’s Mill Dabbler

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Found this seatrout fly on Rob Denson’s site. Haven’t used bronze mallard in a while and now I remember why - scarce, expensive and unruly; the perfect material.

hook – WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - bronze mallard
rib - small wire gold
body - tinsel holo gold
body hackle - hot orange
wing/cloak - bronze mallard
collar hackle - hen grizzly dyed Silver Doctor Blue I2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)
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By ScottP
#696797
Denson’s Black Pearl Dabbler

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One more from Mr. Denson

hook – WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - ginger
rib - medium tinsel opal
body - dubbing black claret/ant brown
body hackle - furnace
collar hackle - hen grizzly dyed scarlet (3 Tsp Rit Scarlet, 2 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow/ 4 cups water)
wing/cloak - bronze mallard
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By ScottP
#696802
Red Lady Muddler

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Muddled version of Ryan Houston’s wet. Head color is closest I could come to golden pheasant yellow rump feather.

hook – WFC Model 6 #8
thread - UTC 70 yellow/Danville Flymaster Plus black (head only)
tail - golden pheasant tippet
rib - small wire gold
body - tinsel gold
body hackle - orange/black
collar hackle - golden pheasant rump dyed scarlet (3 Tsp Rit Scarlet, 2 Tsp Rit Golden 4 cups water)
head - deer hair dyed gold (1 Tbs Rit Golden Yellow, 1/2 Tsp Rit Tan/4 cups water)
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By ScottP
#696821
Thunder and Lightning Dabbler (variant)


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Since I hate tying floss bodies, and don’t tie them well, I cheated.


hook – WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - Danville Depth Ray fire orange
tail - bronze mallard
rib - small wire gold
body - tinsel holo black
body hackle - orange
collar hackle - hen grizzly dyed Silver Doctor Blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)
cloak - bronze mallard
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By ScottP
#696833
Denson’s Farmer Palmer

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hook – WFC Model 6 #8
tag - Danville Depth Ray fire orange
thread - Danville 6/0 red
rib - small wire gold
body - dubbing red
body hackle - hen grizzly dyed ginger (Mimosa - 4 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1/2 Tsp Rit Camel/4 cups water)
cloak - bronze mallard
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