SBS Manistee Hex


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A pattern from the 50’s, tied originally by Josephine Sedlecky-Borsum. Again, swapped out yarn for poly on the body, added a wire rib and reversed direction on the palmered hackles.

hook - TMC 5212 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 pale yellow
tail - calftail white
ribbing - x-small wire gold
body/butt loop - Congo Hair Honey Mustard
body hackle - grizzly/brown (undersize by 2)
wing - calftail white
hackle - brown

Mash barb, start thread at 3/4 mark

Clean, stack, measure (2x hook gap) a clump of calftail; tie in/trim butts, wrap to bend

Clean, stack, measure (gap width past bend) a sparser clump of calftail; tie in/trim butts at wing butt junction

Tie in CH and rib

Create loop over tail; tie down

Wrap body to 2/3 mark; tie off/trim

Tie in hackles; wrap to bend

Rib thru hackle, helicopter end, cover with thread

Divide wing; set angle with thread dam up front and post up

Tie in hackle

Wrap hackle, tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN


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