F U Extended Body Paradun SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Foam and Ungulate. Lifted the segmented foam technique from Davie McPhail and added deer hair upper to make tail/tapered mayfly body. Generic here; change color/size to suit your needs.


    hook - Dai Riki 135 #10
    thread - UTC 70 tan
    body - 2mm foam tan
    tail/upper body - deer hair
    wing post - Congo Hair white
    hackle - barred cream
    thorax - dubbing tan

    melt/pinch a tapered foam strip (first try here; still need to play around with the taper to get proper shape)

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    poke needle into the end of the foam

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    start thread; capture foam to create first segment

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    clean, stack, tie in some deer hair at first segment

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    pull deer hair and foam away from needle (lost the pics from the first segments; sorry)

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    take a few wraps on the needle between foam/deer hair to establish next segment; pull them down on needle and wrap

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    continue up the needle; whip finish and brush a little Sally on the deer/thread wraps

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    slide body off the needle, poke a hole in the foam at the last segment and tie it on the hook

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    mount hook, wrap thread back to hook point

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    take a couple wraps to secure the body, brush a little Super glue on the foam tag, then wrap foam/deer; trim ends

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    tie in hank of CH; post it

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    tie in hackle, shiny side out

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    dub thread, dub thorax

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    wrap hackle down the post, cup side up

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    tie off hackle at base of post; take one thread wrap through thorax, half hitch x 2 at eye, SHHAN

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    trim post, fly done

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    Regards,
    Scott