Gluttonous Leech SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by Big E, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

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    Author, guide, and flygal, April Vokey

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    was generous enough to allow me to share this recipe and SBS for her Gluttonous Leech pattern.

    Recipe:
    Eyes
    silver flat braid
    Polar Bear dubbing
    Jungle Cock
    Marabou
    Rhea
    Teal

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    Put your eyes on the hook.

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    Tie in the silver flat braid.

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    Put your polar bear dubbing in a dubbing loop and tie in.

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    Tie in two long stemmed jungle cock.

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    Tie in the tip of a single marabou feather and wrap the feather several times until it fans over the dubbing.

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    Stack (or peel and wrap for additional volume) clipped rhea fibres and stack so the fibres cover the entire diameter of the hook.

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    Peel a teal (or guinea, barred wood duck, gadwall, mallard, blue-eared pheasant etc) feather and hackle it over the rhea.

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    Tie in jungle cock cheeks. Whip-finish, dress head as desired, crack open beer.
     
  2. Flyborg

    Flyborg Active Member

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    Sexy tie.
     
  3. Jeff Dodd

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    Thanks Big E.
     
  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Big_E, is she on your friends list? Great looking pattern, well demonstrated.
     
  5. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    I'd swing the sh!t out of that
     
  6. Loren Jensen

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    lol she's the wallpaper on mine and my buddy's phone. sick looking fly
     
  7. Etamaman

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    Great looking fly for sure. I like the way the jungle cock is tied into it. Very different, but nice.