Thumbing Through Some SBSs

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:49 pm

stillsteamin wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:34 am
Does possum make a stiff enough wing?
Somewhere between arctic fox and calftail. Not sure if it would fool educated fish but I was planning on throwing it at stupid spawning bows in some foothill lakes. Unfortunately, that’s not happening any time soon

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:57 pm

Nowak’s Transitional Drake

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B.C. tyer Trevor Nowak’s pattern; body construction seems to have been borrowed from some of those mid-50’s Michigan drake/mayflies. Tied here as a green drake; change color/size to meet your needs

hook - Maruto 2312 #10
thread - UTC 140 olive
tail - pheasant tail
body - elk hair dyed olive
wing - Congo Hair Baitfish Grey
hackle - grizzly/olive
head - elk hair dyed olive

Mash barb/start thread at 2/3 mark; wrap to point above barb

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Measure (hook length) some p/t fibers; tie in/trim

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Clean, stack, measure (tips gap width past bend) a clump of elk hair

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Tie in, spiral wrap to point above barb; return to tie-in, continue to eye

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Tie in a clump of CH; divide with crossing wraps

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Prep hackles, tie in at eye; wrap to wing and back, tie off/trim

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Pull elk hair butts back, create thread dam

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Whip finish, SHHAN, trim head, wings, underside of hackle (replaced the bulb in the right-side lamp with a daylight LED; much happier with the last 3 pics)

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:00 am

Ostermann’s RUH Humpy

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RUH - Real Ungulate Hair; had to change the name since I used elk for the body/wing and moose for the tail in addition to the deer hair hackle. A single wing (semi-comparadun) would have saved some steps; change color/size to suit your needs.


hook – Dai Riki 300 #10
thread/rib - UTC 140 tan
tail - moose body hair
hump/wing - yearling elk hair bleached
body - dubbing dun
hackle - deer hair

Mash barb, start thread at 3/4 mark, wrap to bend

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Clean, stack, measure (gap width past bend) a clump of moose body hair; tie in/trim

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Clean, stack, measure (Shank lengthh) a healthy clump of elk; tie in at 3/4 mark

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Trim out about 3/4 of the elk, wrap remainder to tail

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Dub thread/dub body

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Pull elk forward; tie down/trim butts

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Push wing back, set angle with thread dam in front

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(Optional)
Split wing with thread wraps; post wings with wraps around each base

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Create thread loop at front of body, wax heavily

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Clean and stack a clump of deer hair, insert in clip and distribute evenly; set length (approx 1.5 gap width), trim butts

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Insert clip in loop, release (even tips if necessary, spin

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Wrap “hackle”, tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN (optional - trim hackle underneath); looks like the tail came up just a bit short but it should still balance the fly

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:41 am

March Brown (Carnage variation)

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hook - Dai Riki 135 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 tan
core - 7lb mono
tail - moose body hair (bleached)
body/head - 1mm foam tan
wing - Congo Hair white
hackle - grizzly dyed tan


Foamhead Skwala (Carnage variation)

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hook - Dai Riki 135 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 yellow
core - 7lb mono
tail - moose body hair
body/head - 1mm foam olive
wing - Congo Hair Baitfish Grey
legs - medium rubber brown
indicator - 2mm foam orange

Since my friend in Missoula keeps me well-stocked with upland game pelts, I figured I could supply him with some stuff for the springtime hatches. Looks like the Root has come down from the big spike on Wednesday so maybe he can find some fish looking up. A #12 may seem a bit big for March Browns but the fly has a pretty small footprint on the water and the fish down there are as dumb as posts anyway.
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:05 pm

Mother's Day Caddis

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hook - Dai Riki 305 #14
thread - Danville 6/0 olive
rib - x-small wire gold
body - dubbing olive
hackle - grizzly dyed olive
wing - Congo Hair shiner tan
head - 1mm foam olive
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:16 pm

Carnage Mother's Day Caddis (variation)

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Updated previous version to give it a bit more floatation.

hook - WFC Model 11 #14
thread - Danville 6/0 olive
core - 7lb mono
body - 1mm foam olive
wing - Congo Hair shiner tan
hackle - grizzly dyed olive
head - 1mm foam olive
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Wed May 01, 2019 4:41 pm

BN2FSH’s Improved Pena Zhuk

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A tyer on the Washington flyfishing site came up with some mods to the original that improve visibility

hook - Dai Riki 135 #6
thread - UTC 140 tan
hot spot - dubbing hot orange/pink
abdomen - deer hair
shellback/head - 2mm foam brown
wing - Congo Hair white
legs - hackle grizzly
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Thu May 02, 2019 9:08 am

Purple Haze (Carnage variation)

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One more for the ‘Root, pre and post runoff

hook - WFC Model 11 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 black
core - 7lb mono
tail - moose body hair
body/head - 1mm foam purple
wing - Congo Hair white
hackle - grizzly
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sat May 04, 2019 2:10 pm

Jay’s March Brown Exciter

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This is supposed to be a March Brown? Maybe downstream of Hanford?




hook - Dai Riki 320 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - Congo Hair tan
rib - x-small wire copper
body - Peacock Herl
body hackle - brown
front hackle - barred cream (didn’t have any white)
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Thu May 09, 2019 12:20 pm

Red Quill Emerger

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Saw plenty of March Browns on the water yesterday; figured something Quigley-like could work next time.

hook - Dai Riki 320 #14
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
tail - Congo Hair brown
body - stripped hackle stem brown
wing - woodduck flank
hackle - grizzly dyed tan
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Thu May 09, 2019 12:24 pm

Steen’s Neversink Caddis (variation)

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2mm foam on anything smaller than a #12 looked a bit clunky so I went with the thinner stuff; floatation not a problem with iron this light. Swapped out original’s ungulate wing for synth. Tied here as a Mother’s Day caddis; change color size to suit your needs.

hook - Dai Riki 305 #14
thread - Danville 6/0 olive
body - biot olive/brown
underwing/head - 1mm foam grey
wing - Congo Hair grey
hackle - grizzly dyed olive

Mash barb/start thread at 2/3 point; wrap to bend

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Tie in (moistened) biot notch-side down for ribbed effect; wrap to 2/3 mark, tie off/trim

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Measure (tip just past bend) a tapered strip (3/4 gap width) of foam; tie in, wrap to eye

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Tie in a hank of CH; wrap back to 2/3 mark

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Tie in hackle; wrap to eye, tie off/trim

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Half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim out hackle underneath (optional), trim wing, trim head

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Fri May 10, 2019 8:29 am

Steen’s Bullethead Stimi

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Found this while sifting thru the interweb. Would not recommend searching on the term “bullethead stimulator” if you’re at work or haven’t updated your virus protection recently. Change color/size to suit your needs; batteries not included.

hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - UTC 140 tan
tail - deer hair
rib - x-small wire copper
body - dubbing tan
body hackle - ginger (undersize by 2)
wing/head - deer hair
indicator - 1mm foam orange


Mash barb/start thread at 3/4 mark

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Clean, stack, measure (hook length + gap) a clump of deer hair; trim butts, tie in with 2 soft loops,

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Pull tight keeping the hair on top of the hook, wrap thru the butts, trim, wrap to bend

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Clean, stack, measure (gap width past bend - next time it’ll just be gap width at tie in; this one’s a little stalky) a smaller clump of deer hair; tie in/wrap to head butts/trim

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Tie in rib

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Dub thread/dub body to 3/4 mark

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Tie in hackle, palmer rearward to tail

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Capture tip of hackle with rib, continue forward thru hackle, helicopter end/cover with thread; trim hackle tip

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Dub thread/dub head

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Pull deer hair back, over top of body; tie down at 3/4 mark

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Tie in indicator

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Whip finish, SHHAN, trim indicator

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