SBS Al's Rock Chuck October Caddis (Bullethead variation)

ScottP

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A few changes to Al Campbell's version. His used marmot; I went with woodchuck. Also, Congo Hair replaces yarn for the abdomen loop and a bullethead instead of spun deer for a little different look.

hook – Dai Riki 280 #8
thread - UTC 140 burnt orange
abdomen - Congo Hair orange/woodchuck underfur
wing(s) - woodchuck guard hair
head/collar - elk hair
legs - medium rubber brown



Mash barb, start thread at head 1 eye width back from eye




Clean, stack, measure (shank length) a clump of elk hair




Trim butts, spin bobbin to tighten thread, tie in with 2 soft loops, spin/trim








Tie in a loop of CH




Insert chuck underfur in clip (save the guard hairs for the wings); trim, insert in loop, spin












Wrap to 1/3 mark, tie down




Clean, stack, measure (gap width past bend) a clump of chuck guard hairs; tie in/trim






Continue dubbing to head




Repeat winging sequence






Push elk hair back, distributing evenly around hook shank




Pull hair back, tie down






Add legs, whip finish, SHHAN




Trim out hair underneath




Trim legs








Regards,
Scott
 
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