Lord's Simple Hex Spinner variation SBS

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

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    Mark Lord's take on the big mayfly. Original pattern called for poly yarn body; swapped that for foam to help keep all that iron on top, or at least flush in the film. Again, another one that, with a few mods in size and colors could be used for other plus-sized mayflies.

    hook - TMC 5212 #6
    thread/rib - UTC 140 hopper yellow
    tail - stripped grizzly hackle stems
    underbody - 1mm foam yellow
    overbody - deer hair
    wing - Congo Hair white
    hackle - brown/grizzly mix


    mash barb, start thread at 70% mark; create a thread bump at point above barb

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    tie in 2 stripped hackle stems

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    taper the end of a strip of foam and tie in

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    wrap foam forward; tie off, trim and smooth with thread wraps

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    clean, stack, measure (extend gap width past shank) a clump of deer hair

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    tie in, keep the hair on top then continue wraps back towards the tail segmenting all the way, give a firm pull at the tail to flare the tips; return to the front with crossing wraps, trim butts

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    tie in a hank of CH at 75% mark; Figure-8

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    tie in hackles in front of wing; wrap, tie off, trim, SHHAN

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    trim out bottom hackle (need to cast this beast to see if the stuff on top needs to go)

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    pull wing back; trim even with hook bend

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    there you go

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    Regards,
    Scott
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  2. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Great looking fly. Wonder how it fishes.

    Thanks for posting.