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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You steelhead folks have cool flies.


hook - Mustad 36890 #6
thread - Uni 6/0 black
tail - moose body
rib - Holo tinsel copper
body- peacock herl
legs - moose body
shell back - 2mm foam orange


mash barb, wrap thread back to bend

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clean, stack a clump of moose body hair, measure for length (1.5 hook gap), and tie in

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repeat at the front for legs (let hair extend 1.5 hook gap past eye); smooth butt junction with thread wraps

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tie in ribbing

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tie in peacock herl, twist into rope and wrap forward about 75%

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wrap rib forward, tie off and trim with herl(if your peacock's long enough, let it hang down)

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tie in foam strip

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a little more peacock

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divide moose body and sweep back

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pull foam forward, tie down

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whip finish, trim foam, SHHAN

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October Caddis version (bucktail tail/legs)

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By BigCliff
#581412
Diggin this one, I think I'm gonna tie some with rubber legs for the tail and swept legs that will make Mitch taste scotchvomit.
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