Cole's Un-Usual Emerger SBS

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Cole's Un-Usual Emerger SBS

Post by ScottP » Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:21 pm

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Another one from the Jackson Hole area. Shares some components with the Split-wing Cripple but the front-end's a bit different. Tied here as a baetis, change colors to suit your needs. My apologies for the poor pics; brought my tying stuff on the road but have to make do with some sub-standard lighting.

hook - Dai Riki 320 #18
thread - Uni 8/0 olive dun
shuck - Z-lon brown
tail - mallard flank (dyed woodduck)
abdomen - biot olive brown
wing - Snowshoe hare's foot
thorax - dubbing olive brown
hackle - dun


Mash down barb, start thread, tie in shuck and wrap back to bend; trim (gap width)

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tie in a few mallard flank fibers (shank length) over shuck

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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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cut a clump of SS hare's foot (shank length); tie in

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dub thorax; take a turn in front of wing to help stand it up

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tie in hackle

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take a wrap behind the wing, then a few in front; tie off, trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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trimmed hackle underneath if you want it closer to the meniscus

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