SBS Berry's Hedgehog Salmonfly (variation) SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Brian Berry's (Teton Valley Lodge) bullethead modification of Nick Nicklas' Sunken Stone, which is a variation of the Mikulak Sedge, which may have been a modification of the original Hegdehog fly, and so on, and so on......



    hook - TMC 5263 #2
    thread - UTC 140 hot orange
    tail - 2mm foam black
    body - dubbing rusty orange/brown
    wings - deer hair high-tie style
    legs - rubber brown
    head - deer hair


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

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    clean, stack and measure (approx 1/2 shank length) a healthy clump of deer hair

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    two soft loops right behind the hook eye; pull firmly and let it spin, trim butts

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    wrap back to point above barb, taper end of foam (approx gap width), tie in

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    brush shank with Super Glue, tie down foam, fold tag end over to create egg sac, tie down and smooth with thread wraps

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    dub thread, dub body to hook point

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    clean, stack and measure (a bit beyond egg sac) a clump of deer hair

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    tie in, pull up butts and take wraps of thread through them to secure; trim butts and smooth with thread

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    dub second section (same size as first)

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    clean, stack and measure (let the tips extend almost, but not quite to the end of first wing) second clump

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    lather, rinse, repeat

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    again

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    once more

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

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    pull fibers back over body and tie down

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    trim out hair underneath

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    tie in legs

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    whip, SHHAN

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    dorsal

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    ventral

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    Nicklas Sunken Stone

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  2. Rob Ast

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    You could probably drop 8-10 bead head nymphs off that thing and it would still float high and dry.
     
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  3. Chris Johnson

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    That last one is similar to a Mikalak (sp) sedge minus the hackle.
     
  4. ScottP

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    Chris,

    I mentioned that in the intro

    Regards,
    Scott
     
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    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    I guess I should read instead of just looking at the pictures.
     
  6. jdbutula

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    Very nice SBS, I will be at the vice tonight tying up some for the summer!
    Thanks jdbutula
     
  7. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Muy bueno!

    - Tied one, just a tad different.
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