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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Those black wings really stand out on those fall, drizzly, flat-light days when the baetis are pouring off the water.


hook - Dai Riki 320 #18
thread - Uni 8/0 olive dun
shuch - Z-lon amber
tail - mallard (dyed woodduck)
Abdomen - biot olive brown
wing case - 1mm foam grey
thorax - dubbing olive
wing - Congo Hair black


Mash down barb, start thread

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tie in a hank of Congo Hair and figure-8 it; twist ends together to keep it out of the way

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tie in shuck, wrap back to bend; trim (gap width)

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tie in a few mallard flank fibers (shank length)

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moisten biot and tie in (notch side down for ribbed effect, up for smooth; your choice); wrap forward, tie off and trim

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tie in foam strip (gap width)

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dub thread, dub thorax

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pull foam forward, tie off, trim; half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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trim wings (shank length), check the seams on your rain gear and pray for crummy weather

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By hassan123
#583391
thanks scott you are about the only reason to come to this forum.i fish warmwater and have incorporated some of your techniques into my tying.thanks for your almost daily patterns.
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By flybug.pa.
#583393
very pretty work Scott. but its been a while since anything has poured off the water around here, why I have gone to streamers.
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