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
#496190
Probably not the kind of red-head you guys want to see; sorry. Starting to fill my tailwater boxes and wanted a change of pace from Pheasant Tails (already have a bunch of them); my version of Hogan Brown's has worked well and is about as simple and easy to tie as they come.

hook - Tiemco 3769 #18
thread - Gudebrod 10/0 brown
Tail - Pheasant tail fibers
body - tying thread
rib - UTC wire small red
thorax - peacock
legs - Krystal Flash red
flashback - Mylar tinsel medium opal
head - glass bead red


Mash down barb and slide bead on shank

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tie in thread, wrap to point above barb

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tie in pheasant tail fibers (shank length)

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tie in wire rib and wrap back to the head, trying to create a smooth body

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spiral wire rib forward, tie off and helicopter wire to break

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tie in tinsel flashback at the 60% mark

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tie in peacock and create thorax

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add Krystal Flash legs, near

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and far

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pull mylar tinsel over peacock, tie off, brush Sally, trim KF legs (pull them back and trim at spot where tail starts) and you're done.

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Good thing they're quick ties; tend to lose a bunch of little flies to trout and whities when fishing tailwaters.
Last edited by ScottP on Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:21 am, edited 4 times in total.
By Kylemc
#496193
I like that.
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By Hogleg
#496450
ScottP wrote:
I swear I have olive wire somewhere, but can't come up with it,
I can help you find that olive wire:

1. Go to the shop and buy some olive wire.
b. Return home.
7. Put newly procured wire into it's proper "place" at your tying desk.
p. Serendipitously find misplaced, previously purchased olive wire.

Pretty simple realy, works every time for me.
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By ScottP
#592214
Hogan's Military Mayfly

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Similar to the RH Stepchild with a few small changes. Tied here as a PMD; change colors to suit your needs.


hook - Dai Riki 135 #16
thread - MFC 8/0 rusty brown
Tail - mallard dyed-rust
rib - UTC wire small copper
flashback - Mylar tinsel medium pearl
abdomen - tying thread
thorax - rust rabbit/hare's ear antron mix
legs - Midge Krystal Flash pearl
head - glass bead rootbeer

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