Dixie Blonde (spundun) SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Apr 11, 2014.

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    A dye-job if I've ever seen one. In larger sizes, it'd make a passable golden drake; I've only seen that fly once, on a river in western MD where there aren't supposed to be any (don't think it lasted 2 seconds when it hit the water).

    hook - Mustad 94840 #12
    thread - UTC 140 hopper yellow
    tail - hackle fibers yellow
    abdomen - stripped hackle quill dyed yellow
    thorax/pfd - butts from wing
    wing - deer hair dyed yellow

    mash barb, tie in thread at point a bit more than one hook eye width back from front

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    clean and stack a real good-sized clump of deer hair; measure for length (hook shank)

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    trim butts, 2 soft loops (adjust position if needed to keep it from creeping too far forward); pull firmly, flare it, spin it

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    wrap thread to point above barb; make a little thread bump

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    measure a clump of hackle fibers (hook shank); tie in tight against the bump to set the flare and angle

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    strip all the fibers off of a hackle, moisten and tie in

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    wrap quill forward, tie off, trim and brush with Sally; came up just a bit short, so I filled in with a little dubbing

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    return thread to initial wing tie-in, push deer hair back with finger; should be a 360 dispersal

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    pull hair back and create a thread dam (got a bit of hair creep forward, but it'll work); half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    trim hair on underside

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    done dun

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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