Sloan's Paralyzer SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by ScottP, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Pretty much a parachute Stimulator; stonefly, caddis, hopper, attractor, whatever. Tied here as a Yellow Sally; the foam butt is my contribution (you're welcome).

    hook - Dai Riki 280 #14
    thread - Uni 8/0 Lt. Cahill
    butt - 2mm foam red
    shuck/legs/tail(?) - Krystal Flash pearl
    rib - tying thread
    abdomen - dubbing yellow
    body hackle - grizzly
    wing - bleached elk
    thorax - dubbing yellow
    post - Congo Hair white
    hackle - grizzly


    mash barb and attach thread at 66% mark; leave the tag end long for the rib

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    original pattern called for calf body post, tied in at start; calf body leaves a pretty big bump which caused me problems later on and the post also interfered with later tying steps (especially the wing), so I scrapped that sequence and added the post after the elk wing was tied in

    tie in a 2mm x 2mm strip of foam and wrap back to point above the barb; fold foam leaving an extended butt

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    tie in KF; fold back on either side of foam

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    dub thread; dub body

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    tie in hackle; original pattern calls for hackle to be trimmed short, I just undersize by 2 (this is hackle for an #18 hook)

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    wrap hackle back to bend (I like it pretty dense); capture hackle with tag end of thread and rib through hackle to front of abdomen; tie off/trim rib

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    trim hackle on top short

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    clean, stack and measure (let it extend hook gap distance beyond butt) a clump of bleached elk

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    tie in elk; trim butts and cover with thread

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    tie in a clump of Congo Hair (or your favorite poly yarn) at midpoint of thorax; post up and tie in hackle (oversize post hackle by 1)

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    dub thread, dub thorax; finish with thread at base of post

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    grab hackle and start wrapping post from top down

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    cram as many wraps of hackle as you can; let it hang down, take 2 horizontal turns of thread at base of post to capture hackle, half hitch at eye x 2, SHHAN, trim legs, trim post

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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  2. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    LOVE this fly. definetly trying this one out on some big westslopes this summer. probly add some rubber legs under the chute.
     
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    No kidding. This would be perfect for my favorite westslope river.