Lawson's Halfback Emerger SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Neat little fly. Craft foam would make a more durable wing pad than the deer hair but this was developed before that stuff was readily available. Tied here in PMD colors; adjust to suit your hatch.


    hook - Dai Riki 320 #18
    thread - UTC 70 hopper yellow
    rib - small copper wire
    abdomen - pheasant tail
    shuck/back - Congo Hair brown
    wing case - deer hair
    thorax/head - Superfine dubbing PMD


    mash down barb, attach thread

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    tie in wire and wrap back to point above barb

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    tie in a few pheasant tail fibers

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    wrap forward and tie off at 60% mark

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    tie in Congo Hair

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    pull CH down on top of hook, capture with wire rib; continue ribbing forward, helicopter end and tie off

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    clean a small clump of deer hair

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    tie in by butt ends, smooth with thread

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    dub thread, dub thorax; leave some room at the front

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    pull deer hair forward, tie off and trim ends

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    a little more dubbing; half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    trim shuck, fly done

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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    Scott,

    I was wanted to thank you for all your SBS posts, I have learned many new things and am able to do something better because of your efforts.

    Mitch
     
  3. ScottP

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    Thanks, Mitch. Here's a variation with a foam back and legs that's a bit more durable and no harder to tie.

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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    Oh buddy! Love the back and thorax! Yeah, foam might give a better "realistic" appeal, but like you said, the durability factor could be an issue.

    Could just grease up the thorax, and I'm sure it would be just fine.

    Man! Where was this idea 20 years ago... and why didn't I think of that?! :p

    Sweetness, pure and simple. Thanks Scott!
     
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    Scott your SBS fly tying threads are one of the high points of this forum. Even if I haven't tried to tie all of your patterns I feel like they are one of the best sources of inspiration for different tying techniques. I'm especially digging the foam patterns.
     
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    If you fish the Missouri in July I'd suggest you tie these.
     
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    Yeah, in like size 22 from what I hear...
     
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    I like a 16 but yeah.
     

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