Yellowstone Morning Glory SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Found this on the flyfishyellowstone blog (great site, by the way if you've never visited it). A bit of an oddball, not quite sure what it's supposed to represent; apparently effective though, so there you go.

    hook - Dai Riki 320 #12
    thread - Danville 6/0 black
    tail - hackle fibers white
    butt - dubbing hot orange (original calls for wool dubbing but I subbed rabbit)
    body - dubbing lavender/grey mix (see above)
    wing - mallard dyed woodduck
    hackle - grizzly; oversize by 1 (original calls for generic; I used a low grade saddle with a bit of web)


    mash barb; start thread at 3/4 mark

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    trim out center stem of mallard feather, measure for length (hook)

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    tie in, pull fibers up/back and set with thread dam in front; trim butts

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    divide and conquer (wings can be set at lower dihedral if desired)

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    measure hackle fibers for length (shank); tie in and smooth junction with wing butts

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    dub the butt (original calls for wool dubbing but I subbed rabbit)

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    and the body

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    tie in hackle

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    wrap hackle, tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    Regards,
    Scott
     

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