Sanchez Ragtop

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by ScottP, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Couple mods to Scott Sanchez Convertible - added foam for floatation (landau roof?) and, for smaller (#12-14) swapped Congo Hair for the calftail Trude/Wulff wing (less bulk at tie in; still like calftail for #10 and larger). Lot of the steps are similar to the Neversink Trude; front end's a bit different. Great little fly for pocket water; the Trude/Wulff combo wing is very visible.


    hook - Dai Riki 320 (#12)
    thread - Uni 6/0 camel
    tail - moose body
    body - peacock herl
    overbody - 2mm foam strip brown
    wing - Congo Hair white
    hackle - saddle brown/grizzly
    legs - round rubber brown (med)


    attach thread to hook at about the 60% mark

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    attach a clump of moose body, little bit longer than hook gape

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    and trim ends

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    trim a strip of 2mm foam (hook gap width) to a point

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    spread a little Crazy Glue on hook shank

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    and tie in foam overbody

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    tie in 6-8 strands of peacock herl

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    and wrap forward with thread (re-enforces peacock) to 60% position

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    wrap thread back to middle of peacock

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    attach near leg

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    far

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    pull foam forward, tie in with 2 soft wraps (so as not to cut the foam)

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    trim foam & provide smooth thread base for wing & hackle

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    pull out a clump of Congo Hair

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    tie in wing, let it hang over back & front

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    pull legs back, wrap lead-free wire over them and rear wing to keep them out of the way

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    divide front wing clump, figure 8 wrap and post wings

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    attach hackle and wrap (3 behind and 3 in front), tie off, add a little Miss Hansen

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    trim front wing a little higher than hackle tips

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    pull rear wing back and trim even with tail

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    and you're done

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    Cutts love it in rusty orange; tan, green, yellow, black, even purple have been effective. Calftail wing versions

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  2. grandma grann

    grandma grann Member

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    wow what a beautiful fly I think I'll try about a dozen, what a great pattern
     
  3. Tacoma Red

    Tacoma Red Active Member

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    Very well done. Thank you much!
    -TR