SBS North Fork Special SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Tied this a while ago but forgot to post it here. Tim Wade of North Fork Anglers in Cody, WY, developed this nymph for the (what else) North Fork Shoshone River. A great dry fly stream but when the cutts and cuttbows aren't looking up, this is a real good bug; don't know if it's a stonefly nymph or general attractor, but it generally attracts fish in a river with stoneflies so maybe it's both (or neither). Love the crazy wing case stubs.




    hook - Dai Riki 135 #10
    underbody/weight - lead free wire .025
    thread - UTC 140 black
    tail - goose biots natural grey
    body - rabbit dubbing black
    rib - Ultrawire med red
    wing cases - biots black
    wings(?)/legs(?) - goose biots natural grey
    bead - silver 5/32



    mash barb, slide bead on shank

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    wrap lead-free on shank and jam inside bead (locks bead in place, adds a bit more weight and builds up thorax)

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    attach thread, smooth over lead-free, tie down wire, wrap back to hook bend; add a few more wraps at the back to create a little thread bump (helps splay tail)

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    pull 2 biots and even tips

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    tie in biots, abdomen length (actually looking back these may be a touch long) with wraps against thread bump and they should spread out

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    trim biots and smooth underbody with thread

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    apply some dubbing to thread

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    apply some dubbing to body; try to make it a little thicker further along

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    wrap wire forward, tie off, helicopter end and smooth over

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    tie in turkey biot for 1st wing case at 60% mark

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    add a bit more dubbing

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    2nd biot

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    more dubbing

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    3rd biot

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    add biot for near wing/leg/whatever (let it extend to base of tail)

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    far wing/leg/whatever

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    a bit more dubbing, tie off and SHHAN

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    trim the biots and you're done

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  2. jjaims

    jjaims Active Member

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    That's a cool little bug. Thanks for that. That looks doable for someone of my skill and looks like it will catch fish!
     
  3. atomic dog

    atomic dog Jive Turkey

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    I learned to tie these not long ago, one of the few ties that actually looked decent when I was done with it. :D
     
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    Tied one up today! black stone 2.jpg
     
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    That picture kind of sucks
     
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    Fished these under an indicator today and was killin it on the Nisqually. Tried everything else before I started catching fish with this pattern. Fish must have been keyed in on black.
     
  7. ScottP

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    Found a goose primary while taking a walk and was looking for something to use it on

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    swap hare's ear dubbing for the black, gold bead for silver and it makes a nice tan version


    Regards,
    Scott
     
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    Nice tie as always and speaking from experience a good bug to have in the box.