Bloody Butcher Salmonfly SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Oct 29, 2013.

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    Found this in Trout Flies of the West. Original (tied by Ray Babineau) body was red/yellow hackle wrapped/trimmed; after playing around with the Strawman caddis, I figured I'd try it with deer hair in split thread. Practical? maybe not so much, but fun? yes.

    hook - Tiemco 5212 #4
    thread - UTC 140 red
    egg sac - 2mm foam black
    body - deer hair red/yellow mix
    wing - elk hair
    head - elk hair


    mash barb, attach thread at 75% mark and wrap back to point above barb

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    apply a little Super Glue and tie in foam strip; fold over to create egg sac and cover with thread

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    cut clumps of red and yellow deer hair, mix and grab with clip; don't use too much or it won't spin properly in the thread loop

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    split thread, insert deer, and spin bobbin

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    sweep fibers back as you wrap the "hackle" forward

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    lather, rinse, repeat as needed

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    tie off, trim body

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    re-attach thread, finish 1 eye width back

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    stack, clean a clump of elk; measure for length (shank x 2)

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    2 soft loops, pull tight, and let it spin

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    stack, clean another clump of elk and tie in

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    push hair back with finger, make sure it's evenly dispersed around hook; tie down

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    whip finish, SHHAN and trim out bottom the bottom hair

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    Doesn't look like any salmonfly I've seen, but it'll be worth a few casts just for giggles


    Regards,
    Scott
     

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