Lady Di SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Aug 3, 2014.

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    Madam X all dressed up for a night on the town; my apologies to our friends across the pond for the name (obviously an older pattern). Original just had a red band at the leg tie-in; hot pink goes so much better with blonde hair.


    hook - Dai Riki 280 #10
    thread - UTC 140 Hot Pink
    tail - elk bleached
    body - peacock herl
    head- same as tail, semi bullet-head
    legs - rubber fine black


    Mash down barb and attach thread at head (gap width)

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    cut a clump of elk hair; clean, stack and measure for length (shank + gap)

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    hold clump on top of hook and tie in with 2 soft loops, pull tight while holding; let it flare, don't let it spin

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    pull some of the butts up, take a wrap; repeat a few times (locks the hair in place)

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    pull butts back and wrap, creating base for head; trim butts and smooth with thread

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    clean, stack, measure (gap width past bend) another clump of elk

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    tie down, run a few wraps through the butts, then spiral up to junction with head butts; trim and smooth with thread

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    tie in some peacock, wrap to back of head

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    pull hair at head up and back over the top; tie down

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    add legs

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    whip finish, SHHAN, trim legs

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    dorsal

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    ventral

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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  2. Pretty fly!
     
  3. I tie those with a foam butt
     

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