Needle Fly SBS

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  1. ScottP

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    Looks like a flash-bodied Carey Special; developed by Dawn Holbrook, a cane rod maker of some repute in the Pacific Northwest. The Carey Special is special, but this is an interesting derivative; another of the lesser loved flies from Kaufmann's American Nymph Fly Tying Manual.


    hook - Mustad 9672 #8
    thread - Danville 6/0 black
    rib - wire fine silver
    abdomen - tinsel silver
    hackle - pheasant rump
    head - peacock herl


    mash barb, start thread 2 hook eye widths back and tie in wire; wrap it to hook bend and back (try to make a smooth underbody)

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    tie in tinsel; wrap to the bend and back and tie off

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    counterwrap wire up the body; helicopter end and tie off

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    prep a pheasant rump feather and tie in (you want the fibers to extend a bit past the bend)

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    sweep fibers back while wrapping forward; tie off

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    tie in peacock; twist around thread

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    wrap peacock head, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    Regards,
    Scott
     

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