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Ice Soft Hackle SBS

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:11 pm
by ScottP
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Supposed to work on run-ups from Hebgen in the Fall; may have to give that a try. Kinda like a Shakey Beely but a bit more subdued.

hook - Mustad 3906B #10
thread - Uni 8/0 fire orange
tail - pheasant tail
rib - x-small wire copper
abdomen - pheasant tail
thorax - Ice Dub orange
wing - Krystal Flash pearl
hackle - partridge


Mash down barb; start thread back about gap width back from the eye, tie in rib and wrap back to bend

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tie in some PT fibers

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wrap the butt ends forward, tie off and trim

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counter-wrap wire rib; tie off, helicopter end

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tie in some KF; let the ends hang out over the eye

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dub thread, dub thorax

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pull KF back over thorax and tie down; trim even with hook bend

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tie in partridge feather (by the butt and the fibers tend to stand out from the fly, by the tip and they're more swept back - your choice)

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wrap partridge, tie of, trim, whip finish (since soft hackles are classy), SHHAN

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