SBS Kelly


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A Danish seatrout fly of unknown origin. Use your favorite barred waterfowl flank for the tail/collar; I went with redhead, which proved to be just as unruly as mallard.

hook - Mustad 9671 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 white
tail - waterfowl flank
rib - small wire silver
body - Ice Dub pearl
hackle - grizzly
thorax - dubbing (seal called for in original; chopped rug yarn used here) orange (lots of color options here)
collar - waterfowl flank

mash barb, start thread; tie in rib, wrap to bend

measure (shank length) some flank fibers; tie in/trim

tie in (folded) hackle by tip (crappy saddle, with lots of web, works real well)

dub thread/dub body

wrap hackle; tie off/trim

wrap rib thru hackle; helicopter end/cover with thread

create thread loop, insert dubbing, spin, stroke it with the Velcro, wrap, tie off/trim, Velcro

prep flank (stripped off lower fibers on the leading edge; upper ones being a bit straighter, should lay properly - hah!); tie in by tip

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


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