Yellowstone Sally SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    Found this on the flyfishyellowstone blog. Cool looking fly, and since I'm playing around with Tellico-like bugs, figured I'd tie one up.


    hook - Mustad 9671 #14
    underbody - non-tox wire .015
    thread - MFC 8/0 dark brown
    rib - peacock herl/x-fine wire gold
    tail - pheasant tail (original pattern calls for hare's mask or muskrat guard hairs; me like pheasant)
    body - Unistretch yellow (original calls for floss; ugh!)
    shellback/wing pad - turkey tail segment (treat with vinyl cement if you wish; not done here)
    legs - pheasant tail (beard style)


    mash barb, wrap shank with non-tox

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    start thread, wrap underbody, taper front and back; tie in ribbing

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    measure tail for length (hook gap past bend) and tie in

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    tie in peacock

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    tie in turkey segment (little less than hook gap width)

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    tie in Uni-stretch, wrap tapered body; tie off

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    twist peacock/wire, rib body

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    measure legs (little less than shank, want them to extend back to hook point) and tie in facing forward (I prefer to fold them back for a cleaner head); trim butts

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    pull shellback forward; tie down

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    pull turkey back to create wing pad; used non-tox looped over body instead of bodkin point for photographic purposes (actually a lot easier to manipulate than the bodkin); fold, tie off,trim and pull the wire out

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    push the beard back, tie down

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    trim, half hitch x2, SHHAN

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    Regards,
    Scott
  2. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Western Washington, Puget Sound area
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    Tellico.:)
    Scott, I like your use of the wire to fold the wing case. Thanks for that. I've always used a dubbing needle. The wire is better.
    Jack
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  3. Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    I really like the looks of the peacock herl rib over the yellow body. I could see that design entering a number of flies I tie.