Wonderwing Henryville Caddis SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Do the quill wing tips face up? down?, cross over each other? Can't ever remember (or get it right) so I cheated.


    hook - Mustad 94840 #14
    thread - Danville 6/0 black
    rib - x-fine wire gold
    abdomen - dubbing olive
    body hackle - grizzly (undersize by 2)
    underwing - mallard dyed wood duck
    wing - hen dun (Wondewing style)
    front hackle - brown

    mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark; tie in rib and wrap back to point above barb

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    dub thread, dub body

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    tie in grizzly hackle at front of body

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    wrap hackle to the back; capture tip with ribbing, continue ribbing to the front, helicopter and tie off (not the traditional method, but it works great for an EHC so why not? more durable, too)

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    trim hackle on top

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    measure a few mallard fibers (not quite gap width); tie in

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    prepare hen feather - strip fluff off stem, separate a few fibers then pull them back along bare stem

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    tie in by tips then adjust wing length by pulling straight back along body (if necessary); trim tips and smooth with thread wraps

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    tie in front hackle; wrap, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    dorsal

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    ventral

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  2. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    A few more

    Hemingway Caddis

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    Kings River Caddis (speckled hen sub for turkey quill)

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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