Love's Lure SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by ScottP, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Kiwi beetle/blowfly imitation; looks like something from a Herter's catalog. Can also be tied as a "traditional" dry with an upright/divided wing but the parachute was a lot easier and still pretty cool. Save your good hackle for something else; it just helps the fly land upright while delaying the inevitable.

    hook - Mustad 94840 #10
    thread - Danville 6/0 black
    tail/wing - peacock sword
    body - peacock herl
    wing post - Congo Hair black
    hackle - black (oversize by 1)


    Mash down barb, attach thread at 3/4 mark

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    take a hank of CH underneath the hook, pull up, x-wrap in place, post, clip short, brush with Sally; don't know if the original called for this but the peacock sword fibers need all the help they can get to stay erect (and Viagra doesn't come in a topical solution)

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    clean, stack, measure (shank length) some sword fibers

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    tie in at base of post, pull up/set with thread dam in front, post

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    tie in hackle, shiny side out; wind thread to point above barb

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    clean, stack, measure (shank length) some more sword fibers; tie in, smooth junction with wing butts

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    tie in some peacock herl; twist around thread and wrap body, finish thread at wing post

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    wrap hackle down post, cup-side up

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    let tip hang down, tie off at base of post, take one wrap through thorax, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    seek out a blowfly infestation

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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  2. Joe Goodfellow

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    That's so cool
     

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