SBS Warden's Worry (variation)

ScottP

Active Member
#1


Found this cool version on Classicflytying.

hook - Mustad 9671 #2
thread - Danville 6/0 red
tag - tinsel gold
tail - duck quills red
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - yarn yellow/orange
underwing - squirrel tail
wing - turkey tail
hackle - yellow
collar - duck flank (not sure if it's mallard or redhead; I threw a mix of both in the dye bath) dyed yellow (1tbs Rit Golden Yellow/1 cup water)


mash barb, start thread, wrap to bend




tie in tinsel; wrap down bend and back, tie off/trim






prep duck quills, curving away from each other; measure (gap width past bend), tie in








tie in rib, wrap everything back to the front, trimming quill butts




tie in 1 strand of yard; wrap tapered body, tie off/trim






counterwrap rib; tie off/trim (probably should have used thicker tinsel)




measure (tips to tail) a sparse clump of squirrel tail; tie in/trim






prep turkey tail segments; measure (tips to tail), fold, tie in/trim












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






tie in (folded) mallard by tip




wrap collar, tie off/trim, whip finish, SHHAN








Regards,
Scott
 

ScottP

Active Member
#3
A lot goin on around the head area...
Intentional or would you recommend starting/ending the yarn back about a turn?
Tell me about it! The pic I saw had the Patrick Swayze head and I tried to match it. A turn less of yarn would probably make it a bit easier (I popped the thread twice on this one).

Regards,
Scott
 
#4
I haven't tied or seen the WW with turkey wing but I like it. Adds a lot more character to a fairly plain fly. Usually I tie with bucktail or squirrel. I will have to try one with turkey. Thanks for the SBS Scott.
 

ScottP

Active Member
#5
Warden's Worry 2







Washed it in the warm cycle and it shrunk 3 sizes (including the head!!!). Since I didn't dye any small mallard in that batch, I subbed some partridge that I had. Wing was folded instead of matched quill segments; seemed to work okay.

hook - Mustad 9671 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 red
tag - tinsel gold
tail - duck quills red
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - yarn yellow/orange
underwing - squirrel tail
wing - turkey tail
hackle - yellow (1tbs Rit Golden Yellow/1 cup water)
collar - partridge dyed yellow (same dye lot)


Regards,
Scott
 

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