Clipped Caribou Sedge SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by ScottP, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Lost a few pics off the disk (hence the mid-stream color change) so I had to tie the damn fly twice.

    hook - Dai Riki 320 #16
    thread - MFC 8/0 brown, errr...UTC 70 tan
    abdomen - caribou spun/clipped
    wing - deer hair
    hackle - brown, errr... ginger


    mash barb, start thread at the back end; you can spin hair on a wrapped shank, but it's just as easy not to (and the thread savings is tremendous when factored over thousands of flies)

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    clean a clump of caribou, trim off tips; tie in with 2 soft loops and let it spin

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    pack it back, half hitch

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    repeat

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    one more time; tie off and trim thread

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    flip it over, lay a razor blade on the eye (to establish the washboard abs) and push straight back

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    trim body to shape; re-start thread

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    clean, stack, measure (tips gap width past the bend) a clump of deer hair; tie in

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    post pixel loss/color change (ginger actually looks better than the brown did, anyway), tie in hackle at base of wing

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    wrap hackle, tie off, trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    clipped hackle version for flatwater apps

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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  2. Steve Saville

    Steve Saville Active Member

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    Looks pretty good to me. Nice fly for summer.