Skwala Slow Stone SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by ScottP, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    A triumph of alliteration. Original had a dubbed egg sac, but I like foam so much better.

    hook - Dai Riki 280 #10
    thread - UTC 140 hopper yellow
    egg sac - 2mm foam black
    feelers/antennae - rubber small black
    overbody - 2mm foam brown
    abdomen/thorax/head - Fly Rite quill gordon
    ribbing - tying thread
    wing - elk hair
    legs - butt ends of elk

    poke a hole in foam (1/2 gap width), slide on hook

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    start thread, wrap back to bend; fold foam over, top and bottom, tie down and trim

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    add feelers on either side of egg sac

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    taper foam strip (not quite gap width) and tie in; Super Glue and tie down

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    dub thread, dub body, front-to-back

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    pull foam overbody over body; tie down/create rib

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    pull foam back, advance thread, pull foam down, create next segment and repeat till you're out of abdomen (75% mark); trim foam and cover with thread

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    add antennae

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    clean, stack and measure a clump of elk (a little past the bend)

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    tie in and let the butts flare

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    trim some of the butt fibers, leave a few on either side

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    more dubbing; in front and back of butts/legs

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    half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim feelers/antennae/legs

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    dorsal

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    ventral

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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  2. dfl

    dfl Active Member

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    Someone on WFF actually used and spelled the word alliteration! Lawsy, Lawsy, Lawsy but am I ever glad I was sittin' down when I saw that.