Devotion SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    Although it has it's roots in the Appalachian highlands, a bushy fly like this should play well in pocketwaters anywhere.

    hook - Mustad 94840 #12
    thread - Danville 6/0 black
    rib - xsmall wire gold
    tail - golden pheasant tippet
    rear hackle - olive grizzly (undersize by 2)
    abdomen - dubbing yellow
    wing - calf tail
    hackle - brown/grizzly mix

    mash barb, start thread at 70% mark

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    clean, stack, measure (hook shank) a clump of calf tail

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    tie in (make sure the first wrap is the farthest forward; each successive one should go back)

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    trim butts at an angle and cover with thread wraps

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    measure a clump (hook shank) of pheasant tippets

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    tie in, trim butts and smooth with thread

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    tie in rib

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    dub thread, dub body up to 60% mark

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    tie in hackle; wrap back to tail

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    capture tip with rib, then continue rib to front; tie off rib, trim hackle and rib

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    move thread in front of wing, pull hair up and prop it with thread

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    separate

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    post

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    brush a little Sally at the base and set dihedral

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    tie in hackle

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    wrap hackle, trim, half hitch x2, SHHAN

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    Regards,
    Scott
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  2. Rob Ast Active Member

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    I know some streams in Idaho where that would kill.