Poly Wing Emerger SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Kind of a cross between a side-wheel steamer and Princess Leia. The Iris Caddis wing pad is doubled and turned on it's side(s); color is probably not a match to the natural, but it's to provide visibility as much as anything. Tied here as a Drake Mackerel (hecuba); change colors to suit your needs.

    hook - Dai Riki 320 #12
    thread - UTC 70 tan
    shuck - Congo Hair brown
    rib - Congo Hair brown (twisted)
    abdomen - dubbing tan
    wing pads - Congo Hair cream
    legs - hungarian partridge
    thorax - dubbing tan


    Mash down barb, start thread, tie in shuck and wrap back to bend; trim (gap width)

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    tie in another sparse hank of CH and wrap back to bend

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    dub thread, dub body (start with a wrap behind the ribbing) up to 75% mark

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    twist CH tightly and rib body; relax twist, tie off and trim

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    make a loop in a hank of cream CH; tie in on the side and trim

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    repeat on the other side (inverted here)

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    trim out the tip of a partridge feather, separate a few fibers

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    strip off the rest then tie in on the underside; pull gently to adjust for length (hook point) and trim butts

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    add a little more dubbing at the head; half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    Regards,
    Scott