Little Red Sedge SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Skues pattern developed in the 1920's, apparently Al Troth based his Elk Hair Caddis on it. Saw it tied somewhere by Datus Proper and thought it would be fun to try one out; pretty easy to tie, can't wait to fish it.


    hook - Dai Riki 305 #16
    thread - Uni 8/0 rusty brown
    rib - copper wire x-small
    abdomen - hare's ear dubbing
    body hackle - brown (undersize by 2)
    wing - hen pheasant
    front hackle - brown (standard size)



    mash barb, attach thread at 75% mark and tie in body hackle

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    tie in wire rib

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    and wrap back to point above hook barb

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    apply some dubbing

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    and wrap forward to initial tie-in

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    palmer hackle back to hook bend; trap tip with wire and continue wrapping wire to initial tie in, helicopter wire and tie off; trim top hackle flat with body (not shown)

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    pull some fibers from a hen pheasant breast feather and align the tips

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    measure wing for length (hook shank)

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    and tie in

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    trim butts and smooth with thread wraps

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    tie in front hackle

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    wrap hackle, tie off, trim, SHHAN

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    Regards,
    Scott
     

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