SBS Quill Bodied Sally SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Fishing in Yellowstone one evening, a caddis hatch seemed to be petering out (at least they started ignoring all the caddis flies I threw at them) but the fish were still rising. Sat down along the bank and just watched, hoping to see what was going on and after a few minutes I noticed a few Yellow Sallies crawling on me; tied one on and had an hour of real good fishing until the light was completely off the water (forgot that the regs say fishing ends at sunset).


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    Lots of good Sally patterns out there, this one's fun to tie and just a bit different; the hackle stem/Uni-stretch body kinda glows (although it doesn't show up well in these pics). Originated by Chris Schrantz, from Ft. Collins, CO.



    hook - Dai Riki 280 #16
    thread - UTC 70 yellow
    underbody - Uni-floss orange
    body - hackle stem yellow
    wing - yearling elk
    head - dubbing yellow
    hackle - ginger


    mash barb, attach thread at 60% mark

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    strip fibers off of saddle hackle feather

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    tie in hackle stem and wrap back to point above barb

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    tie in Uni-floss and wrap forward; create tapered body

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    wrap hackle stem forward in increasingly close turns, touching for last half of body; tie off, trim and brush Sally with Sally

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    clean and stack a fairly sparse clump of elk and measure for length (hook gap distance past butt end)

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    tie in, trim butts and smooth with thread wraps

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    tie in hackle

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    sparsely dub thread

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    sparsely dub head

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    wrap hackle forward, tie off, one more visit from Sally

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    for low/slow water conditions (optional), trim hackle flat on bottom


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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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    Very nice. Thanks.
     
  3. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Bob Krumm's Yellow Sally, another good'n:


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    Regards,
    Scott