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
#682611
Sawada's Sedge

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Subbed biot for condor quill used in the original; notional tying sequence.

hook - Mustad 3906 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - tinsel silver
body - biot dark grey
rib - x-small wire silver
hackle - grizzly hen
wing - turkey quill


mash barb, start thread, wrap to point

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tie in tinsel;, wrap down bend to barb and back; tie off/trim

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tie in moistened biot, notch side down

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wrap thread to 1/2 point, tie in rib

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wrap biot forward; tie off/trim

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tie in hackle, palmer back to 1/2 point; capture tip with wire, continue rib thru hackle, helicopter end, cover with thread

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stroke hackle fibers down with moistened fingers

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prep paired turkey quill segments (not quite gap width)

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measure (tips just past bend), fold, tie down with pinch wrap (waxing the thread helps alleviate thread torque, keeping the wing on top, although I did go thru 3 pairs to get this one right)

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trim wing butts, whip finish, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#682619
Sherbrook's Copperbody

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A few mods to the original; kind of a Belgian Copper John. Subbed turkey for peacock quill wing and tail; unsure of what hackle was used, but the India hen I had worked ok with the wing.

hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
butt - brassie wire copper
tail - turkey quill
body - medium wire hot orange
hackle - India hen
wing - turkey quill


mash barb, start thread, tie in wire, wrap to barb

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wrap wire forward to tie in, using resistance from hanging bobbin to keep the wraps (somewhat) tight; helicopter end, cover with thread

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tie in orange wire; wrap to point

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prep a pair of turkey quill segmenst (about 3/4 gap width); measure (shank length), fold, pinch, tie in, trim butts, smooth underbody with thread wraps

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wrap wire forward, helicopter end, cover with thread

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repeat sequence used for tail with slightly wider (gap width), quill segments, tips to tail

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tie in (folded) hackle by tip

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wrap hackle, tie off/trim, whip finish, SHHAN (multiple coats)

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By ScottP
#682635
Jensen's Hair Hackle Streamer (variation)

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Danish tyer Michael Jensen's seatrout fly. Original had a floss(?) body; changed things up a bit just for something different.

hook - Mustad 79580 #6
thread - UTC 140 burnt orange
tail - fox squirrel tail
rear body - tinsel copper
front body - brassie wire copper
hackle - fox squirrel tail


mash barb, start thread about 2 eye widths back from eye, wrap to bend

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even tips on a clump of squirrel tail, measure (shank length), tie in/trim

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tie in tinsel at mid-body; wrap to tail and back, tie off/trim

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tie in wire; wrap wire forward to tie in, using resistance from hanging bobbin to keep the wraps tight; helicopter end, cover with thread

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create thread loop, wax thread

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trim some more squirrel tail (tips to tail), insert in clip/trim butts, insert clip into loop, release, spin to create hair "hackle"

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stroke fibers back

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wrap hair, tie off/trim, build head, whip finish, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#682673
Jan's Stillwater Nymph

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Jan Nemec's Pyramid Lake pattern. Simple enough to tie; change color/size to suit your needs.

hook - Tiemco 200R #10 (show purposes only/need to burn up my supply; for fishing I'd use a Dai Riki 280)
thread - MFC 8/0 rusty brown
rib - brassie wire hot orange
tail - partridge dyed rust (2 packs Koolaid orange and 2 drops black food coloring)
abdomen - marabou olive
thorax - Starburst dubbing olive
hackle - partridge dyed rust


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

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measure (gap width past bend) some partridge fibers; tie in/trim

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tie in some marabou fibers by the tip; wrap to 3/4 mark, tie off/trim

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counterwrap rib, helicopter end, cover with thread

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dub thread/dub thorax

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tie in (folded) hackle by tip

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wrap hackle, tie off/trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#682725
Smith's Steelhead Streamer

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Another Brooks Blonde variation from Michigan tyer Dick Smith. As with his other streamer, he preferred to tie them unweighted.

hook - Dai Riki 700 #4
thread - UTC 140 black
tail - bucktail white
body - Plastic Canvas yarn silver
throat - Flashabou silver
wing - squirrel tail

mash barb, start thread, wrap to bend

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even tips on a clump of bucktail, measure (hook length), tie in/trim

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tie in yarn, wrap body, tie off/trim

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tie in Flashabou on underside, fold back, cover with thread, trim (tips to bend)

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even tips on a clump of squirrel tail, measure 9shank length), tie in (dosing with Sally keeps things in place)

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whip finish, SHHAN (2 coats)

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By ScottP
#682740
austrotard wrote: Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:17 pm dick smith was a lazy bastard who was better off designing christmas ornaments.
My wife thought it was a Christmas ornament, too, when she saw it; she had no opinion on Mr. Smith's character.
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By ScottP
#682741
Deeky's Sea Sick Roach

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Found this on the Flytying Forum; seems to share chromosomes with the Stayner Ducktail. Supposedly a bass fly; like the Ducktail, should work as a stillwater trout fly, too.

hook - Daiichi 2461 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
rib - small wire copper
body - mylar tinsel copper
underwing - fox squirrel tail
hackle - pheasant breast
wing - mallard flank dyed olive (1tbsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1tsp Rit Dark Green, 1 cup water)


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

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return thread to tie-in point; tie in tinsel, wrap to bend and back, tie off/trim

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counterwrap rib, helicopter end, cover with thread


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measure (gap width past bend) a clump of squirrel tail; trim butts/tie in (dose with Sally to keep the hair in place)

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tie in pheasant breast feather by tip; wrap, tie off/trim

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stroke fibers down, cover with thread

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prep mallard flank

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tie in/trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#682779
Nation's Red

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Another vintage pattern from Kamloops tyer/guide Bill Nation. This one is supposed to represent dragonflies swimming in some of the lakes; weird stuff up there, I'd declare them Superfund sites.

hook - Mustad 9671 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - brown mallard
rib - oval tinsel silver
body - back half silver tinsel, front half Uni Stretch Chinese red
wing - brown mallard (original appeared to use a clump of stripped fibers: I prefer the look of a flank tip); goose biots red
hackle - hen badger

mash barb, start thread 1 eye width back from eye; tie in rib, wrap to bend

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measure (shank length) some mallard flank fibers; tie in/trim, finish thread at mid-shank

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tie in tinsel, wrap to tail and back; tie off/trim

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tie in Uni Stretch at front index point, wrap to tinsel and back; tie off/trim

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counterwrap rib; tie off/trim

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prep mallard flank, measure (tips to tail), tie in/trim

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tie in biot (tip to bend) on either side

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tie in (folded) hackle by tip

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wrap hackle, tie off/trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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By ScottP
#682835
Artur's Aria

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Making the most out of lesser-used pheasant feathers.

hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
rib - oval tinsel silver
tail/body - pheasant rump
hackle - mottled pheasant neck
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