Leib's Bug SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Jan 20, 2014.

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    Prince Nymph meets the Bugger; found this in Kaufmann's Fly Tyer's Nymph Manual. Pretty buggy fly, simple to tie; not sure why it never caught on.


    hook - Mustad 9671 #8
    thread - Danville 6/0 black
    underbody - non-tox wire .015
    tail - biots brown
    body - peacock herl
    rib - gold wire x-fine
    hackle - brown saddle
    legs - biots brown


    mash barb, wrap shank with non-tox

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    start thread, wrap underbody; taper front and back

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    even up biots, curving away from each other

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    measure for length (hook gap) and tie in

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    tie in ribbing

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    tie in some peacock (more herl or less depending on the effect you're looking for) and wrap forward

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    prep a saddle hackle (a bit of web is a good thing) and tie in by the butt end

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    take a couple turns at the front, then spiral to the back; let the end hang down

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    counterwrap the rib, wiggling it back and forth as you move forward to avoid trapping hackle fibers; tie off and helicpoter the end of the wire

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    measure biot legs for length (let them extend a bit past the bend) and tie in curving towards each other

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    trim butts, wrap head, whip, SHHAN

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    Change up the body and hackle density and you could approximate a lot of stuff - skinny damsels, fat dragonflies, stonefly nymphs, etc


    Regards,
    Scott
     
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