Christiaen's GT Adult SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by ScottP, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    The GT apparently stands for "Go To". Designed to "imitate natural mayflies struggling from their shucks on and below the surface" (pulled that of the MFC site). Looks to me like Rich forgot to tie the tail in first and is just covering up his mistake; nice save. Tied here in PMD colors; change to suit your needs.


    hook - Dai Riki 125 #16
    thread - MFC 8/0 light olive
    shuck - biot PMD
    tail - hackle fibers ginger
    wing post - Congo Hair white
    hackle - ginger
    thorax - Spectrablend PMD


    mash barb, start thread and wrap halfway down the bend

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    moisten biot; I prefer the raised rib so I tie it in notch-side down

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    wrap biot to point above point and tie off

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    even tips on some hackle fibers, measure for length (gap width past bend) and tie in

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    tie in a hank of CH; post and tie in hackle, shiny side out

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    dub thread, dub thorax

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    wrap hackle down the post, cup side up

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    tie off hackle at base of post; take one thread wrap through thorax, half hitch x 2 at eye, SHHAN

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    stick a fork in it

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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  2. Jay C

    Jay C Active Member

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    Another one I'm going to try and tie. Thanks Scott!
     

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