SBS Black Wulff (variation) SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Just for kicks


    hook - Orvis 1645-00 #8 (don't have any low water iron)
    thread - UTC 140 black
    tails - calf tail black
    abdomen - Uni-stretch cerise
    thorax - deer hair black
    wing - calf tail black
    hackle - black/grizzly


    mash barb, attach the thread at 75% mark

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    clean/stack a clump of calf tail; even with a big stacker, it helps to even up the tips by hand first

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    measure for length (hook shank) and tie in with 2 firm wraps (don't release or this stuff will spin); continue back with a few more firm wraps

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    cut the butts at an angle, smooth with thread and wrap back to bend

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    clean/stack a smaller clump; measure for length (little less than shank) and tie in

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    wrap forward toward wing, trim butts at junction and smooth over with thread wraps

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    tie in Uni-stretch at 50% mark, wrap to tail and back; tie off

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    clean a clump of deer hair, trim tips

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    tie in at 60% mark with 2 soft wraps; release hair and let it spin around hook

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    trim deer hair to create thorax/pfd

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    move thread in front of wing, pull wing back and create thread dam

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    divide wing and take 3 wraps from rear (near-side) to front (far-side)

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    then 3 wraps from front (near-side) to rear (far-side)

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    post near wing; 5 wraps up post and 1 behind wings to lock in place

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    repeat on far wing

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    adjust dihedral and brush wing base with SHHAN

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    tie in hackle; build up area in front of wing with thread for smooth hackle transition

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    wrap hackle, whip finish (keeping it classy) and SHHAN

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    if you catch any fish, have your ghillie bonk it with a priest; stuff it in your wicker creel

    Regards,
    Scott
     
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  2. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

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    Scott, great SBS. I always find something helpful in these.
     
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    Great Scott!!! Is it also called "The Pink Lady"?
     
  4. Jack Devlin

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    Nicely done. Great SBS. Thanks.
    Jack
     
  5. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Pink Lady patterns I've seen have pheasant tippet (not sure if it's golden or Amherst) tail, pink floss body ribbed with gold tinsel, duck quill wings and dun hackle; much more in the Catskill vein than this thing. From what I can find, the body on the Black Wulff is pink floss; I used the Uni-stretch because I hate working with floss.

    Regards,
    Scott