Borchers Special Parachute SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    More stuff from Michigan, originally tied by Ernie Borchers for the Au Sable; 94840s and Danville 6/0 - I expect a new episode of the Rockford Files will be on tv tonight. Simple tie, turkey tail makes for a nice darker body; gonna give this a try for paraleps - spring Blue Quills and fall mahoganies. Tied here on somewhat oversized iron, just cuz I have some #10 grizzly hackle I've been meaning to use; change colors to suit your bugs.


    hook - Mustad 94840 #12
    thread - Danville 6/0 black
    tail - moose body
    body - turkey tail
    rib - tying thread
    wing - Congo Hair white
    hackle - brown/grizzly mix (oversize by 1)
    thorax - dubbing dark brown


    mash barb, start thread at 75% mark and wrap back to barb

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    clean, stack, measure (hook shank) some moose body (original calls for mane, body hair's a bit more durable); tie in, trim butts

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    tie in some turkey tail fibers, more if you want full-figured look, less for the Kate Moss effect; I split the difference

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    twist slightly and wrap body; tie off and trim

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    spiral rib back, and cross-wrap forward

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    tie in a clump of CH and post it

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    post up the hackles, shiny side out, cup-side up as you wrap

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    dub thread, dub thorax

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    wrap brown hackle, tie off at base of post and repeat, filling the gaps with the grizz (one at a time gives me better control over the wraps)

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    one thread wrap thru the thorax, then half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    trim hackle tips, trim wing, go fish

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    ventral

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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    McGuane Special variation

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    Regards,
    Scott
     

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