SBS Frailey's Woodchuck Special SBS

ScottP

Active Member
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More fun with Punxsutawney Phil


hook - TMC 5263 #6
thread - UTc 140 yellow
tail - hackle fibers orange
body - tinsel gold
rib - wire UTC brassie gold
wing - woodchuck
hackle - orange

mash barb, cover front half of hook with .015 non-tox; stop about 2 hook-eye lengths short




start thread and tie in wire on underside of hook; wrap back to point above barb




measure a clump of hackle fibers (hook gap length), and tie in






overwrap tail butts up to lead wraps, trim and create smooth underbody




tie in tinsel at front, wrap to tail and back to tie in; trim






spiral wire rib forward; helicopter end and cover with thread wraps




even tips of a clump of woodchuck on skin; cut but don't comb out underfur - supposed to add a bit of body to the wing but I must have a piece of longhair Woodchuck (very rare) because not much of the underfur shows




measure for length (about even with tail), and tie in; trim butts at an angle and smooth with thread wraps






fold hackle, tie in; sweep back fibers as you wind it forward








tie off hackle, trim, whip finish, SHHAN







Regards,
Scott