Frailey's Woodchuck Special SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    More fun with Punxsutawney Phil


    hook - TMC 5263 #6
    thread - UTc 140 yellow
    tail - hackle fibers orange
    body - tinsel gold
    rib - wire UTC brassie gold
    wing - woodchuck
    hackle - orange

    mash barb, cover front half of hook with .015 non-tox; stop about 2 hook-eye lengths short

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    start thread and tie in wire on underside of hook; wrap back to point above barb

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    measure a clump of hackle fibers (hook gap length), and tie in

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    overwrap tail butts up to lead wraps, trim and create smooth underbody

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    tie in tinsel at front, wrap to tail and back to tie in; trim

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    spiral wire rib forward; helicopter end and cover with thread wraps

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    even tips of a clump of woodchuck on skin; cut but don't comb out underfur - supposed to add a bit of body to the wing but I must have a piece of longhair Woodchuck (very rare) because not much of the underfur shows

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    measure for length (about even with tail), and tie in; trim butts at an angle and smooth with thread wraps

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    fold hackle, tie in; sweep back fibers as you wind it forward

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    tie off hackle, trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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