SBS Blairs Terrestrial Bug SBS


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Found this on a NZ site; don't know much about Kiwi bugs but it looked cool.

hook - Dai Riki 320 #10
thread - MFC 8/0 olive/UTC 140 tan
tail - golden pheasant tippets
rib - x-fine wire gold
body - dubbing olive
body hackle - brown (undersize by 2)
wing - deer hair
head - deer hair (spun/clipped)

mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark, tie in rib and wrap to point above barb

measure some pheasant tippets (2/3 shank); tie in

dub thread; dub tapered body

tie in hackle; wrap back to tail

trap hackle tip with rib, then wrap rib forward thru hackle; tie off and trim thread

re-start with 140; clean, stack, measure (half way back on tail) a clump of deer; tie in

trim tips on another clump of deer; spin

repeat; half hitch x 2, SHHAN

trim head to shape