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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Wooster's Silvery

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A vintage Kiwi smelt imitation for sea run trout. Original was tied with strands of blue and green rayon floss topping; omitted for lack of material and general laziness.

hook - Mustad 9671 #4
thread - Danville 6/0 black
rib - oval tinsel silver
body - chenille white
wing - hackle ginger (2 pairs - can also be tied with 2 white hackles inside 2 ginger for a paler look)
hackle - ginger
overwing - mallard flank

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

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strip end of chenille and tie in; wrap forward to 1 eye width back from eye, tie off/trim

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measure (2x hook length) 2 pairs of hackle; tie in

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divide hackle fibers and counterwrap body/wing; tie off/trim

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

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stroke fibers down, cover with thread

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prep mallard flank flank feather, measure (tip gap width past bend)

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tie in/trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#683113
Sawada's Royal Governor (variation)

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He used pheasant tail for the wing; mine came out looking pre-chewed so I switched to rump feather.

hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - gold tinsel
tail - hen brown
body - peacock herl with green floss center
hackle - hen brown
wing - pheasant rump dyed brown


mash barb, start thread, wrap to bend; tie in tinsel, wrap to barb and back, tie off/trim


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strip off a few hackle fibers, measure (hook length); tie in/trim

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tie in some peacock herl, twist around thread, wrap to hook point, tie off/trim

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tie in floss, cover middle 3rd, tie off/trim

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tie in some more peacock and repeat; finish 1 eye width back from eye

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

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stroke hackle fibers down, cover with thread (drywall mud today)

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trim center tip out of rump feather, measure (tip not quite to tail), tie in (no clue what the camera was focusing on)

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trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#683142
Wet-Wire Mormon Girl

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hook - Mustad 79580 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant tippet
body - medium wire red
thorax - chenille yellow
wing - squirrel tail
hackle - hen grizzly
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By ScottP
#683149
Big-Y Stonefly Nymph

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Not sure if there's an ether leak at the factory but they do have some interesting patterns. Change colors/size to suit your needs.

hook - Dai Riki 280 #8
underbody - non-tox .030
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - biots gold
rib - oval tinsel gold
abdomen - dubbing cream
thorax - Ice Dub hot orange
wing - pheasant rump dyed brown (I think they used partridge but I'm having fun with the pheasant)


mash barb, wrap front half of shank with non-tox; start thread, wrap to bend, create thread bump

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measure (gap width past bend) a pair of biots; tie in tight to thread bump to splay, trim

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tie in rib

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dub thread/dub abdomen to 2/3 mark

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counterwrap rib; tie off/trim

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dub thread/dub thorax

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trim center stem out of rump feather, measure (tips to bend), tie in/pull forward to length

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trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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By austrotard
#683150
I'd now like you to show me how to tie the same fly in every colour combination imaginable.

thanking you in advance, /wink
shawn
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By ScottP
#683168
Henshaw's Old Faithful

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No info on this vintage pattern, just some pics on the interweb.

hook - Mustad 94840 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - pheasant rump
rib - x-small wire gold
body - peacock herl
wing - pheasant rump
hackle - dun
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By ScottP
#683178
Royal Cubbage

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Another trip with Peabody and Sherman in the Wayback machine; found this one, designed by Tom Cubbage, in Terry Hellekson's Fish Flies. Feel free to use your best hackle or the cheap stuff and accept the fact that it's gonna be a wet fly soon enough, no matter what.

hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 black
butt - peacock herl
tail - moose body (2)
rib - x-small wire gold
body - Uni-Stretch Chinese red
hackle - brown (undersize by 2)
wing - calf tail
head - peacock herl


mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark, wrap to bend (looks like I have a nick in the bobbin tube)

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tie in some peacock herl, twist around thread and wrap to point; tie off/trim

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select 2 matching moose body hairs from either side of hide, measure (hook length); tie in front of butt/trim

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since you forgot to do it before the tail, tie in rib; even underbody out with thread wraps

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tie in Uni-Stretch; wrap body, tie off/trim

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tie in hackle, palmer to butt

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capture tip with rib, continue thru hackle to the front, helicopter end/cover with thread, trim hackle tip

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stack, measure (1/2 tail) a clump of calftail; trim to length, tie in

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tie in some more peacock

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

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By ScottP
#683185
La Neptune

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A French Canadian Seaducer variation; pretty basic pattern, although multiple flies would quickly deplete my badger hackle supply. Original had the hackles (4 used here) tied in by the butts and gang-tied (bushy); I tip-tied and wrapped in sequence.


hook - Mustad 9671 #4
thread - Danville 6/0 black
body - tinsel silver
wing - hackle badger (1 pair)
hackle - badger
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By ScottP
#683194
Cote's AndreA

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A pattern from French Canadian tyer Jean Guy Cote, the founder of Uni products. Hope he doesn't mind the thread choice here.

hook - Dai Riki 799 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 red
rib - x-small wire gold
tail - golden pheasant tippets
body - floss burnt orange
body hackle - grizzly saddle
wing - calftail yellow
topping - peacock herl
front hackle - grizzly


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

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trim center stem out of gp tippet, measure (gap width past bend); tie in/trim

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tie in (folded) hackle by tip

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move thread to the double wire, tie in floss, wrap body; tie off/trim

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sweep hackle fibers back and wrap forward; tie off/trim

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counterwrap rib, helicopter end, cover with thread

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even tips on a clump of calftail, measure (tips to bend), trim to length (dose the tips with Sally), tie in /trim, cover with thread

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measure (tips to tail) some peacock herl; tie in/trim

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tie in another folded hackle by the tip

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wrap, tie off/trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#683208
La Fiset

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Kind of a Hornberg variant from Guy Fiset (I think; my French is non-existent). Saw the double flank feather wing on a video; makes for a nice cloaking effect. The golden pheasant tippet hackle is interesting.

hook - Mustad 79580 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black
body - tinsel silver
underunderwing - calftail yellow
underwing - mallard flank
wing - teal flank
hackle - golden pheasant tippets


mash barb, start thread, tie in tinsel; wrap to bend and back, tie off/trim

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even tips on a clump of calftail, measure (tips just past bend, trim to length (dose with Sally), tie in

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measure (gap width past bend) a mallard flank; tie in, let it encircle the body

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repeat with teal flank; trim

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take matching gp feathers, tie in on either side

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trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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