Brown Beetle SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by ScottP, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    More fun with spun caribou. Change colors to meet your Coleopteraic needs.

    hook - Dai Riki 320 #12
    thread - UTC 140 tan MFC 8/0 brown
    abdomen - caribou spun/clipped
    shell - Swiss Straw brown
    wing - deer hair
    shell rib - flat wax nylon black
    feeler/antennae - Krystal Flash rootbeer
    hackle - brown


    mash barb, start thread (140) at the back end

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    tie in rib and shellback

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    clean/trim a clump of caribou; 2 soft wraps, spin and pack

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    repeat 2 more times; tie off and trim thread

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    flip it over, lay a razor blade on the eye (to establish the underside) and push straight back

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    trim to shape; tie in 8/0 thread

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    pull shellback over the top; tie down

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    pull the rib over the top, bisecting the shell and tie down

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    tie in KF

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    tie in hackle

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    wrap hackle, tie off, trim tip, half hitch x 2, SHHAN (on the shellback, too)

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    trim antennae, feelers and hackle (top & bottom)

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  2. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Really glad this was posted before I went to my Fly Fishing Camp. I think I'll catch a nice one on this!
     
  3. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Nice! Innovative application of common materials; I like!