Muddler Mini Sparkler SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    hook - Mustad 3906 #6
    thread - UTC 140 tan
    tail - partridge
    rib - opalescent mylar medium
    body - zelon dubbing tan
    wing - flashabou gold
    head - deer hair

    mash barb; start thread, wrap back to point above barb

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    measure some partridge (gap width past bend); tie in

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    tie in rib

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    dub body

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    rib body

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    tie in flashabou, fold back and tie down

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    clean, stack, measure (tips to bend) a clump of deer hair; 2 soft loops and let it spin

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    half hitch x 2, SHHAN; trim head, trim flashabou (even with tail)

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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    Cool approach. I can see where that pattern would work for the SRC in the Oregon coastal rivers near tidewater.
     
  3. ScottP

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    On closer inspection, first try was a bit stalky. Had a few folks warn me the mylar wing could wrap the shank so I tied it again with the tail about 2 eye widths shorter; proportions look better and wing wrap shouldn't be an issue.

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    Scott
     

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