SBS Brougham's Nicomekl

ScottP

Active Member
#1


A vintage B.C. sea-run cutthroat fly.


hook - Mustad 9671 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - red schlappen over golden pheasant tippet
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - back half floss gold, front half dubbing claret
hackle - claret
wing - bronze mallard


mash barb, start thread, wrap to bend




measure (gap width past bend) some gp tippet; tie in






repeat with schlappen (measure a little longer)






trim, tie in rib, cover with thread, creating smooth underbody; finish a bit forward of mid-shank




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






dub thread, dub front body






counterwrap rib; tie off/trim




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






stroke fibers down/back; cover with thread






strip 2 segments of bronze mallard from quill, stack, measure (tips almost to tail), fold, tie in










trim, whip finish, SHHAN








Regards,
Scott
 
#9
Nice to see this classic old BC pattern get the recognition it deserves! The Nicomekl River flows into Mud Bay just north of the Canada/US border. It used to have a thriving cutthroat and coho population that number 7500 in 1964 as well as a few steelhead. It was such a popular fishery in the early part of the last century that the local interurban transit authority used to run a weekend fisherman's excursion to its shores. A local enhancement society is working to protect what remains. Urbanization has had dire consequences for the Nicomekl.
 

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