Spruce Nymph SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    A fly of unknown origin (found a pic in one of Kaufmann's books); seems to be from the Tellico family.


    hook - Mustad 9671 #8
    thread - Danville 6/0 dark brown
    underbody - non-tox wire .025
    tail - peacock herl
    rib - Flat-wax black
    body - rabbit dubbing yellow
    shellback - goose quill segment
    hackle - brown hen



    mash barb, wrap shank with non-tox

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    start thread, wrap underbody, taper front and back; tie in ribbing (couldn't find any thick black thread so I doubled up a piece of Flat-wax), wrap back to bend

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    measure a clump of peacock herl (hook gap past bend) and tie in

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    separate a section of goose quill (approx 1/2 hook gap width), tie in tip and wrap back to bend

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    dub thread, dub tapered body (take 1 wrap behind ribbing); leave 1 hook eye width at the front

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    pull shellback forward; tie off and trim

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    wrap or counterwrap ribbing (doesn't matter - possession arrow pointed towards counter this time); tie off and trim

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    prep hen hackle and tie in by tip (ran scissor blade along both sides of quill to create folded hackle)

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    sweep fibers back while wrapping forward; tie off, then stroke hackle back and down while wrapping thread back to create head

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    whip, SHHAN

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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  2. Jack Devlin

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    Elongated "Tellico".
    Jack
     

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