SBS Love's Lure SBS


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Kiwi beetle/blowfly imitation; looks like something from a Herter's catalog. Can also be tied as a "traditional" dry with an upright/divided wing but the parachute was a lot easier and still pretty cool. Save your good hackle for something else; it just helps the fly land upright while delaying the inevitable.

hook - Mustad 94840 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail/wing - peacock sword
body - peacock herl
wing post - Congo Hair black
hackle - black (oversize by 1)

Mash down barb, attach thread at 3/4 mark

take a hank of CH underneath the hook, pull up, x-wrap in place, post, clip short, brush with Sally; don't know if the original called for this but the peacock sword fibers need all the help they can get to stay erect (and Viagra doesn't come in a topical solution)

clean, stack, measure (shank length) some sword fibers

tie in at base of post, pull up/set with thread dam in front, post

tie in hackle, shiny side out; wind thread to point above barb

clean, stack, measure (shank length) some more sword fibers; tie in, smooth junction with wing butts

tie in some peacock herl; twist around thread and wrap body, finish thread at wing post

wrap hackle down post, cup-side up

let tip hang down, tie off at base of post, take one wrap through thorax, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

seek out a blowfly infestation