Cat Puke Sally (variation) SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    For a fly this size, you could use ultra chenille or one of those pre-made extended bodies, but for the bigger stuff like skwalas, goldens or salmonflies, the chenille wouldn't be big enough and these are kinda fun to make so why not? Just have to find the right platform for the plus size stones; I'm thinking plastic golf tees.

    hook - Dai Riki 135 #16
    thread/rib - UTC 70 hopper yellow
    abdomen - extended body (DIY used here)
    thread
    GE Bath and Tub silicone
    Congo Hair pale yellow
    Stalcup Microfine Dubbing pale yellow
    wing - deer hair bleached
    hackle - light ginger

    There's a few different ways to make the body; here's one that's worked pretty well for me

    place needle in vise and coat with wax (Mucilin used here)

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    start thread

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    tie in some Congo Hair strands (or whatever synth yarn you care to use); keep it sparse

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    cover with thread and trim

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    insert needle into a tube of silicone and coat

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    pull out some dubbing (longer-fibered synth stuff works best for me), let it touch needle and start rotating to create body; if you don't have a rotary vise, a variable speed drill works fine

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    slide it off the needle, roll between fingers and trim

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    mash down barb, attach thread

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    lay body on top of hook (extend gap width past bend), tie in

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    clean, stack a clump of deer hair, tie in (tips even with body)

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    wrap forward to eye to create thorax; holding deer hair up, take a few wraps in front

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    tie in hackle; wrap forward to eye, tie off, trim, half hitch x 2 and SHHAN

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    trim deer hair butts, trim out hackle underneath

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    Regards,
    Scott
  2. ScottP Active Member

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    Skwala body; foam egg sac and feelers optional

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  3. FinLuver Active Member

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    Very creative body...Scott!!

    Does it float well?
  4. ScottP Active Member

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    It does in the kitchen sink :)
    Just tied these up and haven't had a chance to test drive them yet; I'll let you know.

    Regards,
    Scott
  5. Rod Wittner Active Member

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    Brilliant. Nice job Scott.
  6. Patrick Gould Active Member

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    Creative and looks effective too. Thanks for the SBS Scott.