SBS Bugger's Muddle Claret


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Sounds like a Harry Potter character. You can spin the deer hair head if desired; loop dub method shown here.

hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
rib - small wire gold
body - dubbing claret
body hackle - claret (1Tbs Rit wine/1 cup water)
shoulder hackle 1 - red
shoulder hackle 2 - mearns quail dyed faux Jay (Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry 2 packs, 1/4 tsp blue food coloring/1 cup of water)
collar - deer hair

mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark; tie in rib, wrap to bend

tie in (folded) hackle by tip

dub thread/dub body

wrap hackle forward, stroking fibers back; tie off/trim

wrap wire forward thru hackle, helicopter end, cover with thread; hit everything with the velcro brush to free captured hackle

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

repeat with quail (or whatever feather you wish; this was the only kind I had in the right size/color)

create thread loop; wax heavily

clean, stack, a clump of deer hair, insert in clip, trim butts, insert in thread loop (tips 1.5 gap width), spin

stroke fibers back, wrap, tie off, whip finish, SHHAN

trim head/go fish