Gates Laid Back Hex SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, May 6, 2014.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    Rusty Gates marries a Hairwing dun to a Stimulator. Another fly that could serve for any of the plus-sized drakes.

    hook - TMC 5212 #6
    thread/rib - UTC 140 hopper yellow
    tail - moose body hair
    shuck - Congo Hair brown
    body - deer hair
    body hackle - grizzly (undersize by 2)
    front hackle - brown/grizzly mix
    wing - deer hair


    mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark, wrap back to point above barb

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    clean, stack, measure (hook length) some moose body fibers; tie in, trim

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    tie in a sparse hank of CH

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    clean, stack, measure (tips should extend gap width past the barb) a clump of deer hair

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    2 soft loops, slowly apply/release/apply tension and let the hair surround the hook shank

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    trim butts, then tie in hackle

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    spiral rib to the bend, then a couple tight wraps to flare the tips

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    spiral hackle back to bend, capture tip with thread, then continue return crossing wraps to 2/3 mark, tie off, trim, smooth with thread

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    tie in hackles

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    wrap brown

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    then grizzly

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    tie off, trim, smooth head with thread wraps

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    clean, stack, measure (tips even with flared body tips) another clump of deer hair

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    tie in, trim butts

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    half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim bottom of front hackle even with body hackle

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    dorsal

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    ventral

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    Regards,
    Scott
  2. Mark Walker Active Member

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    Nice work, Scott.
  3. jjaims Make fishin’ your mission

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    You do very clean tying. Can I request some stonefly nymph patterns in the future?? I've been tying a little and have done the pats stone and the wired stone. I would like to have some others in my arsenal as well. Thanks!