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
#698304
Carnage PMX

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Never a big fan of the original which was pretty much a collection of materials that tended to soak up water tied on a substantial piece of iron.

hook - WFC Model 28 #10
thread - UTC 140 olive
core - 8lb mono
tail/underbody - elk hair
abdomen - 1mm foam olive
thorax - peacock herl
legs - medium rubber black
wing - Congo Hair white
hackle - grizzly dyed olive


Put a loop on one end of the mono

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Brush hook shank with Super Glue; tie in mono

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Clean, stack, measure (about 2 1/2 times hook length) a clump of elk hair; trim butts/tie in, hook loop end onto gallows (I have no idea what it’s focusing on in the second photo)

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Wrap elk up core and back down

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Tie in foam strip (want this fly full-figured so I cut it about 1/2 hook gap width)

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Brush underbody with Super Glue, wrap foam up to base of tail, increasing tension to create slight taper

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Brush on a little more Super Glue and wrap back down to tie-in point; tie off/trim, trim out mono

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Tie in a hank of CH; cross-wrap then post up

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Tie in hackle (shiny side out) on post; tie in legs

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Tie in some peacock herl

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Twist around thread, wrap thorax, finishing at base of wing; tie off/trim butts

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Wrap hackle down post, cup-side up; finish and let it hang down

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Tie down hackle at base of post

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Half hitch x 2 at base, SHHAN

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Trim legs, trim wing

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By ScottP
#698305
Royal Dyret

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A regal beast.

hook - WFC Model 3 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
tail/head - deer hair
rib - x-small wire silver
abdomen - peacock herl/Uni Stretch Chinese Red/peacock herl
hackle - brown
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By ScottP
#698327
Michigan Stimi (Ansel Adams variation)

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My kingdom for a black nickel hook.


hook - Dai Riki 280 #8
thread - UTC 140 black
tail/body - pronghorn hair white
rib - tying thread
underwing - Krystal Flash black
wing - pronghorn hair white
thorax - Ice Dub black
hackle - grizzly (undersize by 1)


Mash barb, start thread at 60% mark; wrap to point above barb and back

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Clean, stack, measure (gap width past the end of the thread wraps)

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Trim butts, spin bobbin to tighten thread, tie in with 2 soft loops; apply/release tension while holding on to hair to help it spin evenly around the shank, then tie down firmly

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Spiral wrap to point above barb

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Cross-wrap forward back to 60% mark

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Tie in KF, fold back/tie down; trim even with tail

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Clean, stack, measure (tips to tail) another clump of pronghorn, tie in, wrapping thru butts to anchor hair; trim butts at taper

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Tape a few more wraps to smooth out everything; dub thread/dub thorax (finish up about 1 eye width back from eye)

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Tie in hackle at front (hackling back then forward gives me a denser, buggier look)

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Wrap hackle back to base of wing, then forward; tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN. Yes, that little stub at the base of the tail bothers me.

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By ScottP
#698336
Michigan Stimi (Ansel Adams variation II)

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Reverse polarity.


hook - Dai Riki 280 #8
thread - Danville Flymaster Plus white
tail/body - deer hair black
rib - Uni Stretch white
underwing - Krystal Flash pearl
wing - deer hair black
thorax - Ice Dub pearl white
hackle - grizzly (undersize by 1)
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By ScottP
#698360
Royal Michigan Skunk

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Kicking myself; should have used the pronghorn for the wing. Next time. Swapped out traditional grey squirrel tail for woodchuck.


hook - Dai Riki 300 #8
thread - UTC 140 black
tail - woodchuck tail
body - peacock herl/Uni Stretch Chinese Red/peacock herl
legs - medium rubber white
wing - deer hair
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By ScottP
#698400
Pronghorn Spruce Moth

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Borrowed a bit from the Caribou Caddis. Used the pronghorn because I’ve got a big piece of it to play with and the color sorta reminds me of the spruce moth.

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hook - WFC Model 3 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 tan
body - peacock herl bleached
underwing - Congo Hair white
wing - pronghorn hair
collar - partridge
head - dubbing hare’s ear


Start thread at 2/3 mark; wrap to bend

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Tie in some herl, twist and wrap to 2/3 mark; tie off/trim

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Tie on a hank of CH; push down with your thumbnail to spread it, trim even with bend

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Clean, stack, measure ( a bit past bend) a clump of pronghorn; trim butts, tie in

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Prep partridge feather

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Tie in by tip, dull side facing you

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Fold back, lock in with a couple wraps

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Stroke fibers back, wrap, tie off/trim

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Wax thread, touch dub hare’s ear

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Dub head, stroking fibers back; tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#698406
Spruce Moth Muddler

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Real basic; body hackle and rib optional.

hook - WFC Model 3 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 tan
body - peacock herl bleached
shoulder - sharptail grouse
head - pronghorn hair


Start thread at 2/3 mark; wrap to bend

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Tie in some herl, twist and wrap to 2/3 mark; tie off/trim

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Prep grouse

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Tie in by tip, dull side facing you

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Fold back, lock in with a couple wraps

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Stroke fibers back, wrap, tie off/trim

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Clean, stack, measure (tips to bend) a clump of pronghorn; tie in with 2 soft loops allowing hair to encircle shank, trim butts even with hook eye, apply pressure, allowing hair to flair/spin

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Half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#698410
Spruce Moth Muddler II

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Added a wing for the impression of a little more movement

hook - WFC Model 3 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 tan
body - peacock herl bleached
wing - Congo Hair Baitfish Tan
shoulder - partridge
head - pronghorn hair
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By ScottP
#698411
Spruce Moth Muddler III

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Natural wing and hackled body.

hook - WFC Model 3 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 tan
rib - x-small wire copper
body - peacock herl bleached
hackle - golden badger
wing - hen pheasant
head - pronghorn hair
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By ScottP
#698415
Wiese’s Coachman Cripple

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Here’s Walter’s video if you’re interested; hard to believe he put this up 9 years ago.

hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
Shuck - Congo Hair gold
body - peacock herl
wing/head - Congo Hair white
hackle - dyed Coachman Brown
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By ScottP
#698424
Coachman Cripple Muddler

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A few mods to Walter’s fly. The shoulder hackle’s a bit short on this one, but that’s also a function of the spread wing.

hook - WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 brown/Danville Flymaster Plus black (head only)
shuck - Congo Hair gold
rib - small wire gold
body - peacock herl
body hackle - dyed Coachman Brown
wing - Congo Hair white
shoulder hackle - pheasant rump dyed brown
head - deer hair dyed brown
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By ScottP
#698435
Lime Trude (variation)

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As much as love stacking calftail, I thought I’d give the new stuff a try; it actually compresses. Added the peacock thorax for a little more bugginess.

hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
tail - golden pheasant tippets
body - dubbing chartreuse
wing - pronghorn hair white
thorax- peacock herl
hackle - brown
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