SBS Sedgehammer Balloon Caddis SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Hot-butt version of Moser's Balloon from the right side of the pond.

    hook - Dai Riki 135 #12
    thread - UTC 70 tan
    butt - Uni-stretch fluoro green
    body - zelon dubbing tan
    underwing - Congo Hair white
    wing - deer hair
    indicator - 1mm foam yellow

    mash barb; start thread, wrap back to point above barb and tie in Uni-stretch (leave tag-end long out the back)

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    wrap Uni halfway down the bend, then wrap butt up to point above barb; pull tag end over the butt and tie off

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    dub body up to 80% mark

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    taper foam strip (not quite gap width) and tie in facing forward over hook eye

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    tie in CH, trim even with butt

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    clean, stack, measure (a bit past the butt) a clump of deer hair; trim to length and tie in

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    dub head, finish at wing base

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    pull foam back, tie down

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    whip finish, SHHAN, trim tag end of foam

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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