SBS Stewart's Traveling Sedge

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    A B.C. Stimi variation, inspired by trout rising to feathers leaking from an old goose down vest.

    hook - TMC 5212 #8
    thread - Danville 6/0 black
    tail - grizzly
    rib - x-small wire silver
    tag - tinsel silver
    body - dubbing insect green
    body hackle - grizzly (undersize by 2)
    wing - mallard flank
    hackle - grizzly


    mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark, tie in rib, wrap to bend

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    strip some hackle fibers, even, tips, measure (gap width past bend), tie in/trim

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    dub thread/dub tapered body to 2/3 mark

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    tie in hackle, palmer to bend

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    capture hackle tip with rib, continue thru body; helicopter end, cover with thread

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    trim out hackle on top to allow wing to lay flat on body

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    prep mallard flank, measure (tip to tail), tie in/trim

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    tie in hackle

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    wrap hackle, tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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  2. Jim Darden

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    wow...still seeking Nirvana with a traveling sedge pattern, done a lot of them myself. However, the biggest problem seems to be where to be at the right time to experience the phenomena. If you hit it at the right time you could probably catch them on a wine cork. Sedge patterns are a little like steelhead patterns, sometimes I think we just need to please ourselves.....BTW very nice pattern, especially like the green shade used