SBS Grassett's Flats Minnow

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Basic Bendback stuff; generic flats food. Change colors/size to suit your needs.

    hook - Mustad 3407 #2
    thread - Danville flat wax chartreuse
    body - Estaz olive
    underwing - bucktail white
    flash - Krystal Flash rootbeer
    overwing - bucktail olive
    topping - peacock herl
    eyes - medium beadchain stainless
    weedguard - Mason 25lb mono


    mash barb, grasp hook behind eye and bend hook down

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    start thread; tie in eyes, wrap to bend

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    tie in Estaz, wrap to eyes; tie off/trim

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    even tips on a sparse clump of bucktail, measure (2x shank), trim butts, tie in

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    tie in some KF; realize it's time to flip the hook in the vise so the stem is out of the way, fold, tie down

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    even tips on another sparse clump of bucktail, measure (a bit longer than the underwing), trim butts/tie in

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    tie in some peacock herl

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    tie in weedguard

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    whip finish, SHHAN, trim weedguard

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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  2. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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  3. freestonebound

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    You are a tying beast! Very nice addition.