Fighting Gravity SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Tom Larimer's skating version of a Chernobyl. Original pattern calls for deer hair legs/collar, my black deer hair was pretty awful so I subbed moose body; seemed to work okay and the stuff is pretty durable. Change colors to suit needs; this could be fun to play with during a (name your favorite) stonefly hatch.

    hook - Mustad 36890 #6
    thread - MFC 6/0 hot orange
    tail - Krystal Flash black
    body - 2mm foam black & tan
    legs - moose body


    mash barb, start thread at back end of return wire

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    clean, stack a clump of moose body hair, measure for length (let hair extend 1.5 hook gap past eye)

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    2 soft loops and let it spin (the hair may need a little help to make it surround the hook)

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    trim butts, tie in KF and wrap back; trim KF (gap x 1.5)

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    cut 2 foam strips (hook gap width) and taper one end

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    tie in even with back of hook

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    tie in 2nd strip on top

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    brush some Super Glue on hook shank, move thread forward and create 1st segment; repeat x 2

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    trim tag end and cover with thread wraps

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    divide moose body and sweep back

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    pull foam forward, tie down; double foam to create head

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    whip finish, trim foam, SHHAN

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    Even if you don't have a steelhead stream nearby, toss one in the evening when the big browns come out to eat, or see if you can con a smallie into looking up.


    Regards,
    Scott
     

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