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
#682364
Johnson Spratley

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A flashy variation of an old stillwater pattern; supposedly a killer in the Kamloops.

hook - Mustad 9671 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - guinea hen
rib - small wire copper
body - tinsel copper
throat - fox squirrel
wing - pheasant rump dyed brown
head - peacock herl

mash barb, start thread; tie in rib, wrap to bend

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strip some barbs from a guinea feather; measure (gap width past bend), tie in/trim, finish about 1 eye width back from eye

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tie in tinsel, wrap to bend and back; tie off/trim

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counterwrap rib, helicopter end, cover with thread

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cut a small clump of squirrel; measure (tips to hook point), tie in/trim

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measure (tips to tail) a rump feather; tie in, trim (changed to a heavier one closer to the church window section of the bird)

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tie in some peacock; twist around thread

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wrap herl rope, tie off/trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#682375
Female Coachman

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Coachwoman(?); subdued SRC stuff.


hook - Mustad 3906 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tai/body - schlappen red
butt - chenille olive
body - chenille yellow
hackle - hen brown
wing - calftail white
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By ScottP
#682408
Copper Coachman

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An exercise in the game of thirds

hook - Mustad 3906B #8
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
tail - pheasant rump
body - peacock herl/copper wire
wing - calftail white
hackle - hen brown

mash barb, start thread 1 eye width back from eye, wrap to bend

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strip some pheasant rump fibers, measure (gap width past bend), tie in/trim

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tie in peacock, twist around thread, wrap up 1/3 of thread-wrapped shank; tie off/trim

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tie in wire, wrap to 2/3 mark, helicopter end, cover with thread

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repeat peacock sequence

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clean, stack, measure (tips halfway to tail) a clump of calftail; tie in/trim butts

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tie in (folded) hackle

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wrap hackle, tie off/trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#682417
Copper Coachman (variation)

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Bigger iron and a few changes in materials

hook - Dai Riki 899 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
tail - golden pheasant tippets
body - ostrich herl brown/Krystal Flash copper (twisted)
hackle - pheasant rump dyed brown
underwing - Krystal Flash copper
wing - calftail white
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By ScottP
#682434
Kamloops Caddis Pupa

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Pretty basic stuff here; change color/size to suit your needs.

hook -Dai Riki 280 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
abdomen - dubbing olive
legs/wingcase - pheasant rump dyed olive
thorax/head - peacock herl


mash barb, start thread at 50% mark, wrap to bend

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dub thread/dub abdomen

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invert hook, move thread to 1 eye width back from eye, strip some fibers from a pheasant rump feather, measure (tips from tie in to point), tie in facing forward

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doesn't look quite right so added a bit more dubbing to extend abdomen

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tie in another pheasant rump feather (a bit more durable that pheasant tail fibers) by tips

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tie in some peacock herl; twist around thread, wrap to legs

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pull legs back, tie down

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pull shellback forward; tie down/trim

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tie in a couple more peacock herls; twist around thread

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wrap herl, tie off/trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#682460
Nation's Silvertip

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A vintage pattern from Kamloops tyer/guide Bill Nation.

hook - Mustad 9671 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant tippets
rib - oval tinsel silver
body - back half silver tinsel, front half Uni Stretch black
throat - guinea hen
underwing - golden pheasant tippets
wing - turkey tail

mash barb, start thread 1 eye width back from eye; tie in rib, wrap to bend

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prep pheasant tippet, measure (gap width past bend); tie in/trim

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tie in tinsel at 50% (of wrapped shank) mark, wrap to tail and back; tie off/trim

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tie in Uni Stretch at front index point, wrap to tinsel and back; tie off/trim

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counterwrap rib; tie off/trim

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tie in (folded) guinea feather by tip, wrap, tie off/trim

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stroke fibers down/back, cover with thread wraps

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measure (tips to bend) and tie in a few GP tippets on each side

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prep 2 slips of turkey tail (gap width), measure (tips just past tail), fold, tie down (it really helps if you wax the thread; secures it on top and keeps it from torqueing around)/trim

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whip finish, SHHAN (yes, that little thread fiber at the tail/tinsel bothers me)

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By ScottP
#682497
Idaho Nymph

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Not a whole lot of info on this one, although it appears to have been around for a while; apparently popular on B.C. stillwaters at one time. Only thing I added to the recipe I found was the wire counter rib, to protect the ostrich herl. Weight optional.

hook - Mustad 9671 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
counter rib - x-small wire silver
tail - hen black
abdomen - acrylic yarn black
rib - ostrich herl black
shellback - goose white
hackle - hen black
head - peacock herl

mash barb, start thread; tie in rib, wrap to bend

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measure (gap width past bend) a few hackle fibers; tie in/trim

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tie in a strand (pulled one out of a piece of 4-ply) of yarn at 2/3 mark; wrap tapered body, finishing 1 eye width back from eye

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tie in ostrich herl at 2/3 mark; wrap to bend

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capture tip with wire, continue ribbing to 2/3 mark, helicopter end, cover with thread

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tie in a section of goose quill (gap width)

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tie in (folded) hackle by tip; wrap forward, tie off/trim

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pull shellback forward; tie down/trim

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tie in a couple peacock herls; twist around thread

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wrap, tie off/trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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By tailchaser
#682506
I wanna try and catch a sheapshead on one of these.
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By ScottP
#682542
Grassett's Flat's Minnow

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Basic Bendback stuff; generic flats food. Change colors/size to suit your needs.

hook - Mustad 3407 #2
thread - Danville flat wax chartreuse
body - Estaz olive
underwing - bucktail white
flash - Krystal Flash rootbeer
overwing - bucktail olive
topping - peacock herl
eyes - medium beadchain stainless
weedguard - Mason 25lb mono


mash barb, grasp hook behind eye and bend hook down

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start thread; tie in eyes, wrap to bend

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tie in Estaz, wrap to eyes; tie off/trim

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even tips on a sparse clump of bucktail, measure (2x shank), trim butts, tie in

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tie in some KF; realize it's time to flip the hook in the vise so the stem is out of the way, fold, tie down

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even tips on another sparse clump of bucktail, measure (a bit longer than the underwing), trim butts/tie in

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tie in some peacock herl

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tie in weedguard

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whip finish, SHHAN, trim weedguard

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By ScottP
#682563
Rainbow Midge Emerger

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Found this on swittersb.

hook - Dai Riki 320 #16
thread - Danville 6/0 red
shuck - teal flank/Krystal Flash rainbow
body - Krystal Flash rainbow
shellback - teal flank
hackle - grizzly

mash barb, start thread (leave tag end long), wrap to bend

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tie in KF; double over (makes it easier to bulk up body) and wrap to 1 eye width back from eye

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wrap KF into slightly tapered body; tie off/trim

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measure (shank length) some teal flank (or whatever waterfowl you prefer); tie in/trim

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tie down teal tips, half hitch x 2, SHHAN; trim KF

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tie in hackle

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wrap, tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#682594
Pushprop Midge Emerger

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Updated version of the Marabou Midge Emerger. The craft foam wing should provide a bit more support than the packing foam.

hook - Dai Riki 320 #16
thread - Danville 6/0 black
rib - Krystal Flash pearl
abdomen - turkey biot dark grey
hackle - grizzly
wing - 1mm foam white
thorax - peacock herl

mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark; tie in rib, wrap to bend

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tie in moistened biot; wrap to 2/3 mark, tie off/trim

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rib abdomen; tie off/trim

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tie in hackle; take a couple turns, tie off/trim

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tie in foam (if you twist it a turn, makes it easier to tie in)

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tie in peacock

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twist peacock around thread, Figure 8 wrap around wing, tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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trim wing

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