SBS Skwala Slow Stone SBS


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A triumph of alliteration. Original had a dubbed egg sac, but I like foam so much better.

hook - Dai Riki 280 #10
thread - UTC 140 hopper yellow
egg sac - 2mm foam black
feelers/antennae - rubber small black
overbody - 2mm foam brown
abdomen/thorax/head - Fly Rite quill gordon
ribbing - tying thread
wing - elk hair
legs - butt ends of elk

poke a hole in foam (1/2 gap width), slide on hook

start thread, wrap back to bend; fold foam over, top and bottom, tie down and trim

add feelers on either side of egg sac

taper foam strip (not quite gap width) and tie in; Super Glue and tie down

dub thread, dub body, front-to-back

pull foam overbody over body; tie down/create rib

pull foam back, advance thread, pull foam down, create next segment and repeat till you're out of abdomen (75% mark); trim foam and cover with thread

add antennae

clean, stack and measure a clump of elk (a little past the bend)

tie in and let the butts flare

trim some of the butt fibers, leave a few on either side

more dubbing; in front and back of butts/legs

half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim feelers/antennae/legs





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Someone on WFF actually used and spelled the word alliteration! Lawsy, Lawsy, Lawsy but am I ever glad I was sittin' down when I saw that.