SBS Bomber Tied Down Caddis SBS

ScottP

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Natural version (for all the foam haters out there)

hook - Tiemco 5212
thread - UTC 140 burnt orange
tail/back - deer hair
body - deer hair orange
hackle (body) - ginger
hackle (front) - brown


mash barb, attach thread at back end and wrap back to point above barb (leave tag end long)




clean a clump of deer hair (no need to stack, trim to length)




2 soft loops then allow to spin; pack it tight with fingernails




repeat




and again




flip it over on it's back, lay a razor blade on hook eye and push straight back






have at it with your favorite cutting implements; taper body (looks like I came up a bit chubby on this one)




tie in body hackle, wrap to the back and tie off with tag end of thread (not sure if this is the best way; may start at the back next time and go forward)




rest of the fly is the same as the foam version

clean, stack a clump of deer and measure for length (hook gap)




tie in, trim hair butts, cover with thread wraps and tie in front hackle







wrap hackle, tie off and trim





pull deer hair back and tie down





half hitch x 2, SHHAN front and back and you're done






Regards,
Scott