Red Headed Stepchild SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by ScottP, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Starting to fill my tailwater boxes and wanted a change of pace from Pheasant Tails (already have a bunch of them); my version of Hogan Brown's has worked well and is about as simple and easy to tie as they come.

    hook - Tiemco 3769 #18
    thread - Gudebrod 10/0 brown
    Tail - Pheasant tail fibers
    body - tying thread
    rib - UTC wire small red
    thorax - peacock
    legs - Krystal Flash red
    flashback - Mylar tinsel medium opal
    head - glass bead red


    Mash down barb and slide bead on shank

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    tie in thread, wrap to point above barb

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    tie in pheasant tail fibers (shank length)

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    tie in wire rib and wrap back to the head, trying to create a smooth body

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    spiral wire rib forward, tie off and helicopter wire to break

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    tie in tinsel flashback at the 60% mark

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    tie in peacock and create thorax

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    add Krystal Flash legs, near

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    and far

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    pull mylar tinsel over peacock, tie off, brush Sally, trim KF legs (pull them back and trim at spot where tail starts) and you're done.

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    Here's an attempt at his S&M Nymph (be careful when doing a web-search on that one):


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    I swear I have olive wire somewhere, but can't come up with it, so I tied the brown version. Variation on the Red Head with a dubbed thorax and biot wing case.


    Good thing they're quick ties; tend to lose a bunch of little flies to trout and whities when fishing tailwaters.


    Regards,
    Scott
     
  2. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Nice. I have 2 new packages of red beads. I think the smaller ones will work for this.
     

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