Cutthroat Candy SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    Poking around on the interweb, I came across Larry Jurgen's neat site http://lojsflytyingbugstuff.blogspot.com
    and this blast from the past. Simpler times, simpler flies.


    hook - Dai Riki 320 #14
    thread - Uni 8/0 Light Cahill
    tails - Mallard (dyed woodduck)
    body - UTC 140 thread red
    wing - Poly yarn yellow
    hackle - grizzly


    mash barb, attach the red thread at 60% mark and wrap back to point above barb

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    take a clump of mallard fibers (even tips), measure for length (hook shank) and tie in

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    trim butts, smooth with thread wraps and create tapered body

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    tie in the 8/0 thread; tie off and trim the body thread

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    tie in a clump of poly yarn; let it hang long over the back

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    create a thread dam at the 80% mark to raise the front wing

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    tie in hackle

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    4 wraps behind, 3 in the front; half hitch x 2, trim and SHHAN

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    trim the wing front and back; go find a cutthroat

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    Here's a version with a razor foam abdomen for a bit more positive buoyancy; on a #16 or #18 it'd make a passable Yellow Sally

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    Regards,
    Scott
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