Ted's Adams Irresistible SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, May 9, 2014.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    The Ted being Ted Earl, another from the Michigan school of flytying. The fly can be tied in different color combos for different looks - drakes of all colors, white fly, etc.


    hook - Dai Riki 320 #12
    thread - Danville 6/0 black
    tail - fox squirrel tail
    abdomen - muskrat dubbing
    back - deer hair
    rib - tying thread
    wing - grizzly hen hackle tips
    hackle - brown/grizzly


    mash barb, start thread at 70% mark (reference point for wing); wrap back to point above barb

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    clean, stack, measure (shank) some squirrel tail fibers; tie in, smooth butts with thread

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    dub thread, dub abdomen

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    clean, stack, measure (gap width past bend) some deer hair

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    tie in, keeping hair on top of abdomen

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    spiral rib to the bend, then a couple tight wraps to flare the tips; return crossing wraps to 70% mark, tie off, trim, smooth with thread

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    take a pair of hen hackle tips (= to gap width), put them together with the tips curving away from each other, measure for length (entire hook); tie in at 70% mark

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    trim butts, smooth with thread; pull wings up/back and wrap in front to set the proper angle

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    tie in hackles in front of wing

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    wind brown

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    wind grizzly, tie off, trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN and you're done

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    Regards,
    Scott
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