SBS Borden Special Dabbler

ScottP

Active Member
#1


Turning up the gain on a standard.


hook - Mustad 3906 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 flame orange
tag - tinsel silver
tail - golden pheasant tippets dyed hot orange/fuchsia hackle
rib - oval tinsel silver
body - Wapsi sow/scud Bighorn pink (with a touch of orange)
body hackle - hackle hot orange
front hackle - schlappen fuchsia
cloak - bronze mallard


mash barb, start thread, wrap to bend




tie in tinsel, wrap to barb and back; tie off/trim






measure (gap width past bend) some GP tippets; tie in






measure (a bit longer than the tippets) some hackle fibers; tie in






tie in rib




dub thread/dub body






tie in hackle; palmer to bend






capture tip with tinsel, rib body, tie off/trim; trim hackle tip




tie in (folded) schlappen by tip, take a few wraps; tie off/trim






separate a section of bronze mallard, strip away from quill, measure (tips past schlappen), fold around body, wrap, pull tight, distributing fibers evenly (as possible)










trim butts, whip finish, SHHAN








Regards,
Scott
 

GAT

Dumbfounded
#6
Interesting version of a Borden Special. I've never seen that one before.

A traditional Borden Special is a hot fly for searuns in Oregon coastal rivers. Bob originally designed it for catching the cutts in the Siletz River. It also works to fool steelhead. Scott, you've tied the hackle as Bob said it should be tied... long and webby.
 

FinLuver

Active Member
#7
Interesting version of a Borden Special. I've never seen that one before.

A traditional Borden Special is a hot fly for searuns in Oregon coastal rivers. Bob originally designed it for catching the cutts in the Siletz River. It also works to fool steelhead. Scott, you've tied the hackle as Bob said it should be tied... long and webby.
I can attest to the fact that that fly won't catch a single fish...

It catches many. :D
 

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