North Fork Special SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, May 7, 2014.

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Tied this a while ago but forgot to post it here. Tim Wade of North Fork Anglers in Cody, WY, developed this nymph for the (what else) North Fork Shoshone River. A great dry fly stream but when the cutts and cuttbows aren't looking up, this is a real good bug; don't know if it's a stonefly nymph or general attractor, but it generally attracts fish in a river with stoneflies so maybe it's both (or neither). Love the crazy wing case stubs.




    hook - Dai Riki 135 #10
    underbody/weight - lead free wire .025
    thread - UTC 140 black
    tail - goose biots natural grey
    body - rabbit dubbing black
    rib - Ultrawire med red
    wing cases - biots black
    wings(?)/legs(?) - goose biots natural grey
    bead - silver 5/32



    mash barb, slide bead on shank

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    wrap lead-free on shank and jam inside bead (locks bead in place, adds a bit more weight and builds up thorax)

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    attach thread, smooth over lead-free, tie down wire, wrap back to hook bend; add a few more wraps at the back to create a little thread bump (helps splay tail)

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    pull 2 biots and even tips

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    tie in biots, abdomen length (actually looking back these may be a touch long) with wraps against thread bump and they should spread out

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    trim biots and smooth underbody with thread

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    apply some dubbing to thread

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    apply some dubbing to body; try to make it a little thicker further along

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    wrap wire forward, tie off, helicopter end and smooth over

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    tie in turkey biot for 1st wing case at 60% mark

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    add a bit more dubbing

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    2nd biot

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    more dubbing

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    3rd biot

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    add biot for near wing/leg/whatever (let it extend to base of tail)

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    far wing/leg/whatever

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    a bit more dubbing, tie off and SHHAN

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    trim the biots and you're done

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  2. jjaims

    jjaims Make fishin’ your mission

    That's a cool little bug. Thanks for that. That looks doable for someone of my skill and looks like it will catch fish!
     
  3. atomic dog

    atomic dog Jive Turkey

    I learned to tie these not long ago, one of the few ties that actually looked decent when I was done with it. :D
     
  4. jjaims

    jjaims Make fishin’ your mission

    Tied one up today! black stone 2.jpg
     
  5. jjaims

    jjaims Make fishin’ your mission

    That picture kind of sucks
     
  6. jjaims

    jjaims Make fishin’ your mission

    Fished these under an indicator today and was killin it on the Nisqually. Tried everything else before I started catching fish with this pattern. Fish must have been keyed in on black.