88 Streamer SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by ScottP, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Saw this on Hans Weilenmann's Danica site, tied by Alberto Jimeno; always thought it was a cool looking fly. Haven't fished one, but it looks like it might work.


    hook - Mustad 9671 #8
    thread - UTC 140 black
    abdomen - Ultra wire medium red
    thorax - floss green
    wing - mallard dyed wooduck
    hackle - grizzly


    mash barb and start thread at 60% mark

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    tie in wire on top of hook and wrap back to point right above the barb

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    wrap wire forward

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    tie down, helicopter the wire 'till it breaks and wrap smooth

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    tie in floss

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    wrap forward, back and forward, trying to keep it smooth; tie off floss

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    pull fibers off mallard feather, trying to keep tips even

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    measure wing for for length (let it extend hook gap distance past the butt)

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    and tie in

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    prep a hen saddle feather for tip tie in

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    tie in with dull side facing up (trim the stub out after you've hackled)

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    wet fingers and brush hackle fibers back as you wrap

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    tie off, finish head wrap, brush with Sally and it's done

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    same fly tied with mallard feather wing, like a Stayner Ducktail or Zoo Cougar; also stripped half the fibers off the grizzly hackle for the "lean and hungry look"

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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  2. FinLuver

    FinLuver Active Member

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    Scott...with the wire wraps, does this fly flip the hook point up?
     
  3. GAT

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    FL, as long as the wraps are along the shank, no weight is added above or below the hook point so the pattern should ride with the point down. Same as using lead wire wraps for an underbody to weight a pattern.

    Hans is really getting into the use of wire for bodies. I like the pattern. Might try some myself.

    Gene
     

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