Troth Super Skater SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    hook - Mustad 94840 #10
    thread - UTC 140 hopper yellow
    hackle- elk hair (spun)
    body - tying thread

    One of the good things about coming home is being able to thumb through the library. Found this Al Troth cranefly imitation in my copy of Flies of the Northwest; one more fly to try out next summer


    mash barb, attach thread at back of hook and finish at hook point

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    clean and stack a clump of elk hair

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    measure for length (hook shank), trim butts and lay on top of hook

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    2 soft loops, pull firmly

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    and allow elk hair to spin around hook shank

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    take a couple loose wraps of thread in front and push back with your fingernails, forcing the hackle to stand up

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    gather hackle back, add a few more wraps in front, then wrap forward to 80% mark, covering hook shank

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    clean, stack another clump of elk and repeat the process

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    whip finish and SHHAN

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  2. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    so simple, yet i can see that getting destroyed swung across my local westslope haunts.
     
  3. riseform

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    I always wish I could have met Al Troth. I've read about the fun he had with fish going crazy over this pattern.

    As a crane fly addict, I've tied this fly in the past but have other patterns I now prefer. The toughest part of this fly is having space for it in your box and vest! It's big and requires special care. For years, I carried a few around in their own dedicated box.
     

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