Agent Orange

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by Big E, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

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    This is a goto Steelhead nymph that represents a heavy stonefly. It will get down quick.

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    Recipe:
    Hook: TMC 5263 #6
    Thread: Hot Orange
    Legs: Centipede Legs, Speckled Tan, Medium
    Body: Body Braid (sub para post) and Hot Orange Ultra Wire size BR
    Thorax: Pearl Core Braid Brown and Peacock Dubbing
    Gills: Hen Feather
    Head: Hot Orange Bead 3/16"

    Start by putting the bead on the hook and wrapping about 30 turns of lead.
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    Tie in a pair of legs.
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    Tie in your body material and wire.
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    Wrap the body. Try to get a carrot shape.
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    Reverse wrap the wire and tie off.
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    Tie in the braid and hen feather. Be sure to have the feather concave side up and tie it in the center of the hook.
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    Form a dubbing loop and lay a base of peacock dubbing.
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    Move your thread back to the middle of the thorax and tie in your legs.
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    Add a bit more dubbing to hide your thread wraps.
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    Fold the hen feather forward and tie off.
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    Bring the Braid over top the feather. Tie off and clean up. Hide thread wraps with more dubbing.
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    Trim the legs to size.
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    Enjoy!
     
  2. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Oh yes very nice. This would definitely do the trick. Thanks. Now I can tie a couple and build a baseline to build upon. You rock!
     

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