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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Attributed to Pete Naranchich of Twin Bridges, MT, this fly was developed for the Big Hole River back in the early 60's. Not one you see or hear much of any more, apparently it's pretty popular in Europe as a sea trout pattern; that version is tied with badger hackle tips. Change colors as you see fit - furnace hackle, gold body, etc (red hackled is a Danish favorite)


hook - Mustad 79580 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black
underbody - non-tox wire .025
tail - hackle fibers badger
rib - wire x-fine silver
abdomen - tinsel silver
thorax - chenille medium black
hackle - badger


Part 1

mash barb, wrap front 1/3 of shank with non-tox

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start thread, wrap underbody; taper front and back

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tie in rib, wrap back to bend

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pull a clump of badger hackle fibers; measure for length (hook gap), tie in and smooth butts

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tie in tinsel behind non-tox; wrap to the tail and back and tie off

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strip end of chenille, tie in and wrap to head; stop short 1 hook eye width

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prep hackle and tie in by butt

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wrap hackle counterclockwise (it makes it a whole lot easier to wind the ribbing through it if you do it this way) back through the chenille; let it hang there

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counterwrap wire up the body and through the hackle (for re-enforcement)

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helicopter wire, tie off and smooth with thread wraps; whip, SHHAN and go fish, while humming some Beach Boys tuneage

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By foureyedgeek
#555427
Simple and attracty. I like it.
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By MTgrayling
#555428
Never heard of this one. I would expect gold tinsel for that brown water would show better.

Interesting.

Nice history lesson. How 'bout some Troth patterns?
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By ScottP
#555440
MTgrayling wrote:Never heard of this one. I would expect gold tinsel for that brown water would show better.

Interesting.

Nice history lesson. How 'bout some Troth patterns?

These (I'll see what else I can come up with, besides an EHC)

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=24559

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=25871

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=26221 (his version of the PT)
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