Beck's Super Bugger SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    First saw this at the College Park show years ago during a demo by Barry Beck. Looked pretty cool, wasn't too hard to tie and it caught fish; gets my vote.


    hook - Mustad 9671 #6
    thread - UTC 6/0 olive
    tail - marabou olive
    flash - Krystal Flash rootbeer
    body - hen saddle grizzly dyed olive
    gills - saddle grizzly dyed red
    legs - Sili legs olive
    eyes - lead painted yellow
    head - golden olive dubbing


    mash barb and attach thread at 75% mark (make 2 small bumps; the eye will sit in the "saddle")

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    tie in eye on top of hook shank with figure 8 wraps; apply a little crazy glue to the wraps

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    wrap back to bend and tie in some strands of Krystal Flash on top of hook; let butts hang over front of fly

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    continue wrapping back to point above barb

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    measure marabou blood (shank length) and tie in

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    wrap marabou forward and trim

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    take half of the Krystal Flash butts and tie down along near side; other half on far side

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    prep a saddle hackle

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    and tie in

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    wrap hackle forward; keep it dense

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    tie in another saddle

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    and repeat

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    and again (depending on shank length, you may need additional feathers)

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    tie in red saddle

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    and wrap; stop behind eyes

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    tie in legs in front of eyes

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    take half and pull back on near side

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    secure behind eyes with a couple wraps

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    repeat on far side

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    grab legs, pull up and trim (shank length)

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    split thread (Mr. Beck used pre-made dubbing ropes; those are nice but I don't have any and am too lazy to make some)

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    and insert some dubbing

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    spin the bobbin to create dubbing rope

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    wrap dubbing behind, through and in front of eyes

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    when you think you have enough on the head, whip and SHHAN

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    trim Krystal Flash (let it extend a bit beyond tail) and you're done; try them in tan and black, too

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    Regards,
    Scott
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  2. McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    very fishy!
  3. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Cool fly! Fantastic SBS. Thank you for taking the time!