Hairwing Grizzly King SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    hook - Orvis 1645-00 #8
    thread - Danville 6/0 black
    tag- oval tinsel gold
    tail - hackle fibers red
    body - floss green
    rib - oval tinsel gold
    shoulder - peacock herl
    wing - grey squirrel tail
    hackle - grizzly

    Just messing around after watching some Davey McPhail vids; the wing tie-in shown here (swiped that idea from an article by John Shewey for a low buildup wing) turned out to be unnecessary here but something I'll file away for a later date


    mash down barb, open up hook eye a bit; start thread

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    clean, stack a clump of squirrel tail; measure for length

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    insert in gap at hook eye, tie in with tips facing forward; trim butts and smooth with thread wraps

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    tie in tinsel; wrap back a bit beyond hook point, then back up to point

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    wrap tinsel forward; tie off at hook point

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    wrap down tinsel forward to wing butts, then back to point above point (building up that underbody, keeping it smooth)

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    strip some hackle fibers and tie in (hook gap length)

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    tie in floss; wrap thread forward to wing butts

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    wrap floss forward and tie off

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    spiral rib forward and tie off

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    tie in peacock for shoulder (the wing was laying too low when I tried folding it back); trim butts, wrap a few turns and tie off

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    fold the wing back and tie down (next time I'll just tie some in and trim)

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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; have a Happy Thanksgiving

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  2. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    Nicely done, I'll use that tecnique
     

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