Clook's Floater in the Pool Salmonfly SBS

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

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    740
    Likes Received:
    1,093
    [​IMG]

    My thanks to Carl Spackler. Change colors/sizes to suit your needs.

    hook - Dai Riki 700 #2
    thread - UTC 140 Hot Orange
    tail feelers - Krystal Flash pearl
    body - 2mm foam dark brown
    rib - dubbing (split thread rope) orange/rust/Orange ice dub mix
    underwing - Krystal Flash pearl
    wing - deer hair dark brown
    wing pad - 2mm foam dark brown
    indicator - 2mm foam orange
    thorax - dubbing orange/rust/Orange ice dub mix
    legs - medium rubber brown


    Pattern calls for a bent-shank hook so I rolled my own(made the bend about 1/3 back from the eye); mash barb and start thread

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    dub a little bump; tie in KF on either side

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    tie in foam strip (about 1/3 gap width); create thread loop at back

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    move thread to forward bend, brush shank with Super Glue, wrap foam; tie off and trim

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    insert dubbing in loop, twist, then wrap forward as rib; tie off

    [​IMG]


    tie in KF underwing, fold back

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    clean, stack, measure (tips extend to hook point) a clump of deer hair; tie in, trim butts

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    tie in rear legs

    [​IMG]


    taper foam strip (gap width); tie in

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    fold wing pad back; tie in

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    tie in indicator

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    pull foam back and dub thorax

    [​IMG]


    tie down pad and indicator at eye

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    tie in front legs

    [​IMG]


    half hitch x 2, SHHAN

    [​IMG]


    trim what needs trimming

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Regards,
    Scott
     
  2. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Messages:
    703
    Media:
    10
    Likes Received:
    252
    Location:
    Red Bluff, CA
    That's one of the better Salmonfly dries I've seen.
     
  3. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,161
    Media:
    12
    Likes Received:
    432
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Nicely done! The dubbing rib over foam is a neat touch.
     
  4. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    740
    Likes Received:
    1,093
    Thanks. I think it did it backwards to the original; that looks like foam was ribbed over a dubbed abdomen, but I couldn't get it to seat properly so I switched it up.

    Regards,
    Scott
     
  5. darwin101

    darwin101 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    N/A
    I really like the body on this fly, it has a great natural look to it. :cool:
     
  6. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2012
    Messages:
    1,201
    Media:
    84
    Likes Received:
    918
    Location:
    seattle-ish
    Its a dry nymph, genius
     
  7. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Messages:
    703
    Media:
    10
    Likes Received:
    252
    Location:
    Red Bluff, CA
    Like a flymph?
     
  8. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    740
    Likes Received:
    1,093
    More like a drymph; very subtle differences.

    Regards,
    Scott
     
    Gary Knowels and Pat Lat like this.

Share This Page