SBS Robinson's Big Ugly


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A B.C. pattern for selective trout. Easier to call it a Big Ugly, which it is, than a Down Wing Red Tag Dry, which is what it is.

hook - Dai Riki 300 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - Craft Fur red
rib - x-small wire gold
body - peacock herl
wings - hackle tips grizzly
hackle - grizzly

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

cut a clump of Craft Fur (original called for dyed polar bear; fresh out); tie in trim (gap width)

tie in peacock; wrap to 2/3 mark, tie off/trim

counterwrap rib; helicopter end, cover with thread

prep hackle tips, convex to convex; measure (2x shank), tie in/trim

tie in hackle

wrap hackle; tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN