SBS Yellowstone Sally SBS

ScottP

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Found this on the flyfishyellowstone blog. Cool looking fly, and since I'm playing around with Tellico-like bugs, figured I'd tie one up.


hook - Mustad 9671 #14
underbody - non-tox wire .015
thread - MFC 8/0 dark brown
rib - peacock herl/x-fine wire gold
tail - pheasant tail (original pattern calls for hare's mask or muskrat guard hairs; me like pheasant)
body - Unistretch yellow (original calls for floss; ugh!)
shellback/wing pad - turkey tail segment (treat with vinyl cement if you wish; not done here)
legs - pheasant tail (beard style)


mash barb, wrap shank with non-tox




start thread, wrap underbody, taper front and back; tie in ribbing




measure tail for length (hook gap past bend) and tie in






tie in peacock




tie in turkey segment (little less than hook gap width)






tie in Uni-stretch, wrap tapered body; tie off






twist peacock/wire, rib body






measure legs (little less than shank, want them to extend back to hook point) and tie in facing forward (I prefer to fold them back for a cleaner head); trim butts






pull shellback forward; tie down






pull turkey back to create wing pad; used non-tox looped over body instead of bodkin point for photographic purposes (actually a lot easier to manipulate than the bodkin); fold, tie off,trim and pull the wire out










push the beard back, tie down




trim, half hitch x2, SHHAN




Regards,
Scott