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
#578609
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Rough water version; subbed moose body for brown/grizz hackle fiber tail.


hook - Dai Riki 320 #14
thread - UTC 70 brown
tail - moose body
abdomen - muskrat dubbing
hump - deer hair
wings - hackle tips grizzly
hackle - brown/grizzly

Mash down barb, start thread at 60% mark; wrap back to point above barb

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clean, stack, measure (shank) a clump of moose body; tie in, trim butts

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clean, trim some deer hair (I tie in at the butts to get the thicker section of the fiber for a bit more buoyancy); tie in

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dub thread, dub abdomen up to 60% mark

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pull deer hair up/over back, twist slightly (clockwise in Northern hemisphere, counter in the South); tie down, trim butts

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take a pair of hen hackle tips (= to gap width), put them together with the tips curving away from each other, measure for length (entire hook); tie in at 70% mark

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trim butts, smooth with thread; pull wings up/back and wrap in front to set the proper angle

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tie in hackle; wrap in sequence

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tie off, trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#578628
austrotard wrote:hackles are too long.
you're right; it's a Spider, then
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