SBS Irresistible Delaware Adams SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Sometimes a good, long walk helps re-set the breakers; after a few mis-steps this one came together pretty quickly when I got back.


    hook - TMC 5212 #10
    thread - UTC 140 olive
    tail - moose body (variegated)
    rib - x-small wire gold
    abdomen - deer hair olive
    body hackle - grizzly (undersize by 2)
    wing - hen hackle tips
    hackle - grizzly

    mash barb, start thread; clean, stack, measure (shank length) a clump of moose body hair

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    tie in/trim butts; tie in rib

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    clean, trim a clump of deer hair; tie in with 2 soft loops, spin, pack

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    lather, rinse, repeat

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    and again; half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    invert, lay razor blade on hook eye for cutting reference and push the blade straight back

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    rough cut body

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    rounding into shape

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    re-start thread, tie in hackle at front of body

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    spiral through the body to the tail

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    capture tip with rib, continue forward; helicopter end, trim tip

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    take a pair of hen hackle tips (= to gap width), put them together with the tips curving away from each other, measure for length (entire hook); tie in at 80% mark

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    trim butts, smooth with thread; pull wings up/back, wrap in front and between to set the proper angle

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    tie in hackle

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    wrap hackle, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  2. Hal Eckert

    Hal Eckert Active Member

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    Nice, light and dark irrestibles two of my favorite flys!!! From my boyhood days fishing the Catskills rivers, miss them
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  3. madmike98

    madmike98 Aww sh!t

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    That thing must float forever.
     
  4. benkann

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    That thing should fill my fly box back here (Maine) in 10's and 12's for Brookies and 6's and 8's for Smallies. It should also be the perfect top to a "hopper/dropper" rig.
    One question:where do you find variegated moose hair (around here all the moose hair is basic black)?
     
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  5. Bob Newman

    Bob Newman Active Member

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    moose mane is "variegated"
     
  6. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    I can see how those would float quite well. I may buy those but I sure as the devil would never tie one! There becomes a point that when tying a trout fly requires a lot of steps and specific techniques that I'm not all that great at performing, it goes against my "less is more" approach for trout flies so I don't tie those patterns.
     
  7. benkann

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    Recipe calls for moose body. In any event moose mane is long stuff useful for tying sub quill bodies and mosquito patterns and such. You wouldn't/couldn't very well stack it for tailing. There are parts of the moose that might be "variegated", like the section that transitions from side to belly, but I don't think I've ever seen it offered for sale
     
  8. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    I found that patch of moose body hair at Duranglers, in Durango, CO a few years ago, and grabbed it as soon as I saw it. I'd never seen variegated, only very dark brown/black, and thought it'd make for some neat tailing material; I've been very happy with the results.

    Regards,
    Scott
     
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  9. Bonefish Jack

    Bonefish Jack Strictly FF

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    I would like a dozen each of 12s 14s please. Used to call this fly the Rat-Faced McDougal back in West (by God) Virginia.
     
  10. TommyG

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    This looks like what a great fly needs to look like, specially on the big "D". Like when the evening caddis emerge near dark.
     
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