Thumbing Through Some SBSs

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:32 pm

Betters’ Haystack

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Fran Betters precursor to the Comparadun and Sparkle Dun.


hook - WFC Model 3 #12
thread - UTC 140 fluoro orange
tail - deer hair
body - Dubbing Australian possum
wing - deer hair
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:24 am

Ruff’s Catfish Caddis

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(trimmed)

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Combination of a Goddard and Nelson/Sedgehog. Here’s the vid if you’re interested




hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - UTC 140 grey brown/Danville 6/0 tan
wing/body - deer hair
hackle - grizzly


Ambulatory variation

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hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - UTC 140 grey brown/UTC 70 grey brown
wing/body - deer hair
legs - medium rubber brown
hackle - grizzly/ginger
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:28 pm

Deschaine’s Caplis (variation)

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A Michigan pattern that reeks of Deet and woodsmoke (or maybe this version just reeks). Pretty basic stuff; swapped out the hackle fiber tail for calftail and ribbed the body.


hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - calftail red
rib - x-small wire gold
body - peacock herl
wing - elk hair bleached
hackle - brown
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:54 pm

Lively’s Robber Fly

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Chauncey Lively’s pattern from the 60’s, used to imitate a non-aquatic Diptera found on the Au Sable in Michigan. This one’s a bit rough around the edges (thinner mono next time); more interested in getting the sequence right.


hook - WFC Model 11 #12
thread - UTC 140 tan/Danville 6/0 black
core - 15 lb mono
tail/abdomen - deer hair
thorax - peacock herl
wing - deer hair
hackle - grizzly/brown

Make a loop in a length of mono

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Start thread mid-shank, brush with Super Glue, tie in mono

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Clean, stack a clump of deer hair; tie in, allowing the hair to encircle the shank, hook the loop onto the gallows

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Spiral wrap the deer hair up the mono

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And back down; trim mono and deer hair tips

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Switch to black thread; tie in peacock herl

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Wrap herl; tie off/trim

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Clean, stack, measure (halfway to tip of tail) a clump of deer hair; trim butts/tie in

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Divide wing in half with thread wraps

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Tie in hackle

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

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:08 am

Cramer Deer Hair Fly

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A late 30’s-early-40’s creation of Paul Young.


hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - UTC 140 tan/Danville 6/0 pale yellow
tail - deer hair
body - dubbing dirty yellow
wing - deer hair
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:12 pm

Fox’s Henwing Bomber (variation)

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A co-creation of Michigan tyers Don Fox and Jay Neve. A few minor changes to the original - tied in on a 2xl hook, swapped out the mink tail for moose body and added a rib to the body hackle for a little more durability. This one’s going to want to twist the leader so I’ll fish it on 3x.


hook - TMC 5212 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 pale yellow
tail- moose body hair
rib - x-small wire gold
rear hackle - grizzly (undersize by 2)
body - dubbing dirty yellow
wing - grizzly hen hackle tips
front hackle - grizzly/brown

Mash barb, start thread, wrap to bend

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Clean, stack, measure (hook length) some moose body hairs; tie in/trim, wrap to 3/4 mark

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Prepare a pair of hen tips, measure (shank length); tie in(convex to convex)/trim, take a few wraps in front to help set angle

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Tie in rib, wrap to bend

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Dub thread/dub body to 2/3 mark

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Capture tip with wire, continue ribbing thru hackle to tie-in; helicopter end/cover with thread, trim hackle tip

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Set wing angle with Figure-8 wraps

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Tie in hackles

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Wrap hackles, tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:15 am

Cap’s Hair-Wing (variation)

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An Adams Hair Wing from Wisconsin tyer Ed Haaga. Used elk for the tail/body to keep flair to a minimum; also tied it a bit bushier than the original since most of the little blue lines I plan to fish are still moving along pretty well.


hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - UTC 140 black
tail/body- elk hair
rib - tying thread
wing - deer hair (divided)
hackle - grizzly/brown

Mash barb, start thread, wrap to 3/4 point

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Clean, stack, measure (hook length) a clump of deer hair, tie in with 2 soft loops, pull tight while holding on to the butts; trim butts

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Clean, stack, measure (shank length) a sparse clump of elk; trim to length, tie in, allowing the hair to surround the shank

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Spiral wrap to bend, and back

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Create thread dam in front to set wing upright

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Divide, and conquer (with Figure 8 wraps)

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Tie in hackle

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Wrap hackle, tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:20 am

Close Carpet Fly (variation)

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Wisconsin tyer George Close’s Comparadun version of the Cap’s Hair Wing, from the early 80’s. Again, subbed stiffer elk for tail/body and used Antron/hare for the thorax (didn’t have any carpet laying around in the proper shade).


hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - UTC 140 brown
tail/body- elk hair
rib - tying thread
wing - deer hair
thorax - dubbing Antron/hare’s ear brown
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:31 am

Bell’s Hexagenia (variation)

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Michigan tyer Jim Bell’s late 80’s hex pattern; subbed dubbing for the original’s wool body since my wife had no yarn in that color available.


hook - TMC 5212 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
tail - pheasant tail
body - dubbing dirty yellow
wing - calftail (downwing/split)
hackle - brown
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:26 pm

Senter’s Teacher

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From Michigan tyer Boyd Senter. Aptly named since this illustrates the basis for a lot of the ribbed deer hair body flies from that area.


hook - Dai Riki 300 #12
thread - UTC 140 black
tail/body - deer hair
hackle - grizzly/brown

Mash barb, start thread; cover shank to bend and return to 2/3 mark

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Clean, stack, measure (shank length) a clump of deer hair; trim butts, tie in, allowing hair to surround the shank

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Spiral thread to bend; one tight wrap to flair the ends and return to tie-in

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Tie in hackles

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Wrap hackles, tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:39 am

Schweigert’s Doodlebug

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A vintage pattern from Michigan tyer Jack Schweigert; made the crown a bit bigger than the original to give it a little more floatation.


hook - Dai Riki 300 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - calftail red
underbody - poly yarn
rib - tinsel gold
body - peacock herl
wing - woodchuck
crown - deer hair
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RIP Walter

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:23 pm

Royal Patriot Skunk (variation)

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Found this, along with a serviceable SBS on the Gates Au Sable Lodge site. Forgot to bring my blue Krystal Flash with me so I subbed opal tinsel (which I like a lot better anyway).


hook - TMC 5212 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 red
tail - deer hair
body - Peacock herl/medium opal tinsel band
wing - Congo Hair white
legs - medium rubber white
hackle - brown
Everyone stopped to stare at your technicolor motor home
RIP Walter

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