Thing From Uranus SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    No, it's not a Klingon. Little bit of foam and elk; floats low, floats a long time. Tied here in salmonfly colors; change to suit your needs.


    hook - Mustad 79580 #2
    thread - UTC 140 hot orange
    body - 2mm foam dark brown
    abdomen/thorax - dubbing rust/hot orange rabbit
    wing - elk hair
    indicator (optional) - 2mm foam orange
    legs - rubber medium brown


    taper foam strip (hook gap wide) to create tail (a little longer than hook gap) and poke a hole at base of taper, mash barb and slide on hook

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    attach thread at head and wrap back to bend

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    brush a bit of Super Glue on inside of foam, then 1 soft loop, pull slowly but firmly (to keep from cutting the foam) to create first segment

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    wrap thread forward to expand first segment

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    dub thread, dub segment

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    pull foam down, advance thread to next segment location (approx 40% mark)

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    create segment with thread wraps

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    clean, stack and measure (extend a bit past tail) a clump of elk hair; tie in and trim butts

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    tie in legs

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    dub thread, dub segment

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    pull foam down, move thread forward and repeat previous steps

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    poke another hole in foam at eye, pull foam up and tie down at eye

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    cross thread over back to base of head; pull foam back and tie down

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    tie in indicator

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    whip, SHHAN, trim all things rubber and foam and you're done

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    dorsal

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    ventral

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    Regards,
    Scott
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  2. Rob Ast Active Member

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    One question. Do you really need an indicator with this one? :)
  3. JohnB Member

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    Does your fly box also function as a PFD? Thanks for another SBS, makes me wish I lived in salmonfly country.
  4. ScottP Active Member

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    Rob,

    Although I noted the indicator as optional, the water I fished during the hatch last year was pretty turbulent, and even in the calmer stuff along the banks (where a lot of the fish were), and an indicator was very helpful for spotting it. This fly floats pretty low and I need all the help I can get. :D

    John,

    I've been lucky enough to hit the hatch (for the first time ever) 2 years in a row, not really expecting it in either place. I'll probably never see another one of those bugs again.

    Regards,
    Scott
  5. papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    That would work well on the Redsides in the Williamson River, Oregon, next month.

    LB
  6. Russ Kendall Member

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    Scott,
    Thanks a bunch for taking the time to share your tying and teaching talent with all of us tyers. It really helps me expand my tying abilities and interests.

    All the best,
    Russ
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