Au Sable King SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Attributed to Ann Schwiegert from the 1950's; neat little caddis.

    hook - Dai Riki 320 #14
    thread - Danville 6/0 black
    tail - ginger hackle barbs
    abdomen - peacock
    wing - grizzly hen hackle tips (tent style)
    hackle - ginger


    mash barb, start thread at 70% mark, wrap back to point above barb

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    strip some hackle barbs, even tips, measure for length (shank); tie in

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    tie in some peacock herl; twist around thread, wrap to 70% mark, tie off and trim

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    measure hackle tip (not quite to tail); tie in, partially covering back of fly

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    repeat on far side, completing the tent wing; trim butts and smooth with thread

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    tie in hackle

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    wrap, tie off, trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN; long live the king

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    Regards,
    Scott