Quigley Sparkle Flag SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by ScottP, Jun 4, 2014.

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    Another hackle stacker variation; mayfly emerger this time around. Tied here in PMD colors; change to suit the hatch. The integrated CH post/wing worked well, but give yourself enough room at the head (I crowded this one a little) as it's a bit bulky.

    hook - Dai Riki 125 #16
    thread - UTC 70 hopper yellow
    shuck - Congo Hair brown
    abdomen - tying thread
    hackle post/wing - Congo Hair cream
    thorax - dubbing pale yellow
    hackle - ginger

    mash barb; tie in shuck and wrap back to bend

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    build a slender body up to hook point

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    tie in CH wing/post; fold back

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    tie in hackle (shiny side out/cup side up), post up (thorax length)

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    sanity check (measure twice/cut once); adjust, if needed

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    wrap hackle down the post; tie off at base and trim tip

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    dub thread/dub thorax

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    stroke hackle fibers back

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    pull hackle/post over thorax; tie down

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    pull post back and build up thread dam

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    trim post, find some picky fish

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    thread abdomen is nice and simple but feel free to play around - pheasant tail, biot, Krystal Flash, etc


    Regards,
    Scott
     

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