SBS Bredbo


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An Aussie fly from the late 1800's, supposedly a hopper imitation. I've seen it tied with the GP tippets parallel to the hook shank and as a pair of tips under the wing; did it as a bunch here, similar to Sawada's version. The wing came from feathers found at the butt of a pheasant tail clump; not sure what they're called but they have nice markings.

hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - floss orange
underwing - golden pheasant tippets
throat - partridge
wing - pheasant tail tertiary(?) feather

mash barb, start thread 1 eye width back from eye, tie in rib, wrap to bend, return to tie-in

tie in floss, wrap to bend and back; tie off/trim

rib body; tie off/trim

measure (gap width past bend) a segment of gp tippets; fold, tie in/trim

tie in partridge by tip; wrap, tie off/trim (keep it sparse)

stroke fibers down, cover with thread

here's what the feather for the wing looks like

prepare 2 segments, measure (tips to end of underwing), fold, tie in

trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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