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
#699225
BRF’s Hi-vis Callibaetis Spinner

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Here’s the SBS if you’re interested.

hook - WFC Model 3 #14
thread - Uni 8/0 rusty dun
tail - hackle barred cream
body - Superfine dubbing callibaetis
wing - Congo Hair white
indicator - Parapost hot orange
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By ScottP
#699234
BRF’s Hi-vis Spinner II

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The black indicator really does stand out in that flat, silvery light at dusk. Here’s the SBS if you’re interested.

hook - WFC Model 3 #14
thread - Danville 6/0 tan
tail - hackle badger
body - dubbing tan
wing - Congo Hair white
indicator/head - Congo Hair black
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By ScottP
#699242
Shucked Up Snowshoe Emerger (variation)

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Used the Richard Strolis video as an excuse to throw some shit on a hook and see what sticks; a few minor changes/substitutions.

hook - WFC Model 28 #12
thread - Veevus tan
shuck - Congo Hair shiner tan
tail/underbody - partridge shmootz
body - tying thread
thorax - ostrich herl
wing - snowshoe rabbit foot
legs - partridge
head - Ice Dub hare’s ear tan
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By ScottP
#699248
Ivemyer’s Hot-Spot Emerger (variation)

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Found this on Lucian Vasies’ site; swapped out the calftail wing for snowshoe hair.

hook - WFC Model 28 #12
thread - Veevus tan
tag - UTC 140 fluoro orange
body - biot tan
thorax - Ice Dub hare’s ear tan
wing - snowshoe rabbit foot
hackle - ginger
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By ScottP
#699252
Zimmerman’s Clown Shoe Caddis

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From Colorado tyer Jay Zimmerman; kinda stands out in a crowd.

hook - WFC Model 28 #12
thread - Veevus tan
underbody - Krystal Flash rootbeer
body - micro tubing tan
wing - deer hock bleached
thorax - Ice Dub hare’s ear tan
indicator - McFlyfoam cerise
hackle - ginger
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By ScottP
#699256
Mercer’s Sparkle Quill Caddis Pupa (Weilenmann variation)

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Originally intended to use hare’s ear for the thorax (hence the grey brown thread), but liked the look of the Ice Dub better; too lazy to switch to tan thread. Here’s Hans’ SBS if you’re interested.

hook - WFC Model 28 #12
thread - Uni 8/0 rusty dun
rib - biot olive
body - hare’s ear olive
legs - partridge
overbody/wing - Congo Hair shiner tan
antenna - bronze mallard
thorax - Ice Dub hare’s ear tan
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By ScottP
#699265
Mercer’s Profile Callibaetis Spinner (variation)

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Notional tying sequence. The original’s wing is a single strand of poly yarn tied on in front of the post; I was curious about the winging technique Kelly Galloup used on his Bobby Spinner, tying it in on the side of the hook, so I tried it here.

hook - WFC Model 3 #14
thread - MFC 8/0 sand
tail - hackle grizzly
body - biot callibaetis
wing - Congo Hair white
post - Parapost hot orange
thorax - Superfine dubbing callibaetis
hackle - grizzly

Start thread at 3/4 mark, wrap to bend

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Strip off some hackle fibers, stack, measure (shank length); tie in

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Tie in (moistened) biot, notch side down

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Wrap to 3/4 mark; tie off/trim

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Tie in a strand of CH on each side at 3/4 mark

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Tie in Parapost on top; post up, tie in hackle, shiny side out

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Dub thread, dub thorax, gathering wing with wraps in front of and behind

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Pull wings down, wrap hackle down post; capture tip with wraps at base of post

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Half hitch x 2 at base of wing, SHHAN, trim wings/trim post

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By ScottP
#699270
Williams’ Callibaetis Emerger

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hook - WFC Model 3 #14
thread - MFC 8/0 sand
tail - woodduck flank
rib - x-small wire silver
body - turkey quill callibaetis
thorax - ostrich herl dun
wing - tail butts (trimmed short)
hackle - partridge
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By ScottP
#699288
Williams’ Stacked Spinner

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From Colorado tyer Chris Williams; added the indicator to contrast with the wingcase for a bit more visibility.

hook - WFC Model 3 #14
thread - Veevus 8/0 tan
tail - hackle grizzly
body - biot tannish yellow
indicator - Parapost hot orange
wingcase - 1mm foam tan
loop - UTC 140 woodduck
hackle - grizzly
thorax - Superfine dubbing callibaetis


Start thread at 2/3 mark, wrap to bend

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Strip off some hackle fibers, stack, measure (shank length); tie in

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Tie in (moistened) biot, notch side down

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Brush shank with Super Glue, wrap to 2/3 mark; tie off/trim

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Tie in a strand of Parapost

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Tie in foam strip

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Tie in thread loop

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Tie in hackle, hook loop onto gallows

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Wrap hackle up (width of thorax)

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And back down; tie off at base, trim hackle

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Stroke hackle fibers back

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Dub thread/dub thorax

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Pull hackle forward; tie down

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Pull foam forward, dividing hackle; tie down

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Pull indicator forward

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Tie down/trim foam and indicator; half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#699312
Limestone Cripple (variation)

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Swapped out the deer hair for hare hair, in honor of the first sighting this year

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Tied here as a PMD; here’s the SBS if you’re interested.


hook - Dai Riki 320 #16
thread - Veevus 8/0 yellow
tail - brown marabou (pheasant)
body - quill brown
thorax - Superfine dubbing PMD
wing - snowshoe hare
hackle - ginger
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By ScottP
#699318
BRF Fluttering White Miller (variation)

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Although the fly’s buggy enough, as is, I added some partridge up front. Not sure if the hatch is still happening in YNP; if you miss it in the spring it happens again in September. Here’s the video if you’re interested.


hook - WFC Model 3 #14
thread - MFC 8/0 light olive
body - Zelon dubbing white miller
wing/waking post - Congo Hair white
hackle - barred cream (oversized by 1)
collar - partridge
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By ScottP
#699325
BRF White Miller Softhackle

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I did well with a shuckless version on the Firehole; this one is probably more involved than need be for the trout I found.

hook - WFC Model 3 #14
thread - MFC 8/0 light olive
shuck - Congo Hair golden stone
body - Zelon dubbing white miller
hackle - partridge
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