Murphy's Krystal Emerger SBS

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Murphy's Krystal Emerger SBS

Post by ScottP » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:20 pm

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Original has grey ostrich herl thorax; left mine back in VA and the flyshops were closed, so I subbed a partridge aftershaft feather. Tied here as a baetis; swap components to suit your needs.

hook - Dai Riki 320 #18
thread - MFC 8/0 olive
shuck - Z-lon brown
abdomen - goose biot olive brown
wingcase/legs - Krystal Flash pearl
thorax - aftershaft feather


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

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

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tie in 4 KF strands

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insert aftershaft feather into clip (as is, the feather barbs are too long, so I'll only use part of one side)

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split thread, insert clip; slowly remove, trapping feather

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trim, and spin bobbin, creating feather "chenille"

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moisten chenille, sweep fibers back; wrap thorax

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pull KF forward and tie down

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pull 2 strands back along one side; tie down

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repeat on the other side

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half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim legs even with back of thorax

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