SBS Stranahan's Brindle Chute SBS

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Developed by Chuck Stranahan of Hamilton, MT for the hecuba mayfly hatch on the Bitterroot. An orangish/brown bug, the dubbing mix was supposedly a closely-held secret for years. Neat looking fly, stands out among all those Adams parachutes in the box.

    hook - Dai Riki 320 #12
    thread - MFC 8/0 rusty brown
    tail - elk flank hair
    wing post - Calftail white
    abdomen - 50% hare's ear/antron, 25% olive rabbit/antron, 25% rust orange rabbit/antron (add a little gold rabbit after the other stuff's all blended)
    hackle - grizzly dyed tan (oversize by one)


    mash barb, start thread at 75% mark

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    clean, stack, measure (hook length) a clump of calftail; tie in, trim butts and smooth with thread

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    clean, stack, measure (shank length) a clump of elk flank; tie in, smooth transition to wing butt

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    pull wing up and back, set with thread dam

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    post it; tie in hackle shiny side out

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    dub thread, dub body

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    wrap hackle from the top down, cup side up; tie off at base of post and trim tip

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    one wrap through the thorax, half hitch x 2, SHHAN; seek out trout

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  2. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    I know a good many trout courtesy of that fly.
     
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  4. b_illymac

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    What a gorgeous fly!