SBS Wooster's Silvery

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    A vintage Kiwi smelt imitation for sea run trout. Original was tied with strands of blue and green rayon floss topping; omitted for lack of material and general laziness.

    hook - Mustad 9671 #4
    thread - Danville 6/0 black
    rib - oval tinsel silver
    body - chenille white
    wing - hackle ginger (2 pairs - can also be tied with 2 white hackles inside 2 ginger for a paler look)
    hackle - ginger
    overwing - mallard flank

    mash barb, start thread; tie in rib, wrap to bend

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    strip end of chenille and tie in; wrap forward to 1 eye width back from eye, tie off/trim

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    measure (2x hook length) 2 pairs of hackle; tie in

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    divide hackle fibers and counterwrap body/wing; tie off/trim

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    tie in (folded) hackle by tip; wrap, tie off/trim

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    stroke fibers down, cover with thread

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    prep mallard flank flank feather, measure (tip gap width past bend)

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    tie in/trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  2. Buzzy

    Buzzy Active Member

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    Is this what the Kiwi call matuka style? Very nice!
     
  3. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    I think that's correct. You could do the same thing with a rabbit strip wing, too.

    Regards,
    Scott
     
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  4. Bimini15

    Bimini15 Active Member

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    General laziness tying, riiiiight...
     
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