SBS Bullethead Turk's Tarantula SBS

ScottP

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Saw Dennis Collier's tie over on Hans' site; simplified version of a great attractor. Change colors to suit your needs; golden pheasant tippets for the tail look cool. Original pattern calls for wire rib - skipped here (if I was going to rib, I'd use rootbeer, gold or copper Krystal Flash)

hook - Dai Riki 280 #8
thread - UTC 140 tan
Tail - Amherst pheasant tippets
body- dubbing tan (Aussie 'possum here)
underwing - Krystal Flash pearl
wing - calf tail white
legs - rubber medium cornsnake
head - elk


Mash down barb and attach thread at head (gap width)




cut, clean and stack a clump of elk hair; measure for length (hook shank)




trim to length, hold clump on top of hook




2 soft loops right behind hook eye




pull tight and allow hair to spin




trim butts





separate a clump of pheasant tippet fibers




measure for length (1/3 shank) and tie in at point above hook barb





apply dubbing (you'll want it pretty heavy)




dub tapered body up to base of head




tie in some strands of Krystal Flash




fold back and wrap down




cut, clean and stack a clump of calf tail




measure for length (I try to go 1/2 the tail) and tie in 1 hook gap distance back from eye




trim butts and brush with Sally




push hair at head back with finger (try to ensure even distribution around hook)




pull fibers back over body and tie down




tie in leg on near side




and far




whip finish, SHHAN




trim out the bottom hair and go fish





Regards,
Scott