HiRider Quill Gordon SBS

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

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    Mayfly meets millipede


    hook - Mustad 94840 #12
    thread - Uni 8/0 Iron Grey
    rib - xsmall wire gold
    tail - hackle dun
    rear hackle - grizzly (undersize by 2)
    abdomen - goose biot dyed grey
    wing - mallard flank dyed wood duck
    hackle - dun

    mash barb, start thread at 70% mark

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    prep flank feather (trim out center stem at tip)

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    measure for length (hook shank); tie in, trim butts

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    pull wing up and prop with thread dam

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    divide and conquer

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    wrap back to point above barb; make a small thread bump

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    measure a clump of hackle fibers (hook shank); tie in, trim butts and smooth with thread

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    tie in rib

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    tie in moistened (damp paper towel in microwave for 15 seconds works great) biot notch side up; wrap forward to 60% mark and tie off

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    tie in hackle, wrap to back

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    capture tip with rib, then continue rib to front; tie off rib, trim hackle and rib

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    tie in hackle; wrap, tie off, SHHAN

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    March Brown version

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    Both of these are slimmer takes on the Ausable Bomber

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    Regards,
    Scott
     

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