Humpy Trude SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    A gathering of ungulates. If, for some reason, you've got the Jones to tie a Humpy (why, I don't know), don't want to deal with upright/divided wings (royal PITA), and want to improve visibility to boot, how about a Trude? Lots of folks prefer calf body for the wing; it stacks well and looks clean, but I find calftail does a better job shedding water and if you pick the right hair (the stuff towards the tip tends to be a bit longer and easier to stack), it'll behave itself, somewhat. Usually, I'd skip the hair hump and sub 1mm foam, but we'll try to keep this one organic.


    hook - Dai Riki 320 #12
    thread - UTC 140 burnt orange
    tail - moose body
    hump - caribou hair
    abdomen/thorax/head - Uni-stretch orange
    wing - calf tail
    hackle - brown/grizzly mix


    mash barb, start thread at 70% mark and wrap back to point above barb

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    clean, stack and measure (hook shank) a clump of moose body

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    tie in, wrap butts to 70% mark, trim and return to tie-in

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    clean a clump of caribou, trim tips and tie in

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    tie in Uni-stretch, move thread to 70% mark; wrap a smooth abdomen and tie off

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    pull the caribou up and forward, then slightly twist fibers (helps to keep it on top where you want it); tie down, trim and smooth with thread wraps

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    clean and stack (and pull and stack, and re-pull and re-stack) a clump of calf tail

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    measure (gap width past bend), tie in, trim butts and smooth head for hackle

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    tie in hackles; wrap (in tandem or sequentially)

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    nice and bushy; tie off, trim, half hitch x2, SHHAN

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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