SBS Muddled Doobry Snatcher

ScottP

Active Member



hook – WFC Model 11 #10
thread - UTC 140 fluoro orange
tag - Danville Depth Ray flame
rib - small wire gold
body - tinsel gold
hackle - black
cheeks - biots white
head - deer hair dyed orange

Mash barb, tie in tag




Start thread, wrap to tag; capture tag end/trim; coat tag with Sally




Tie in rib




Tie in tinsel, wrap with touching turns to tag and back; tie off/trim






Tie in hackle; wrap to tag






Capture tip with rib; continue thru hackle, helicopter end/cover with thread, trim hackle tip




Tie in biots on either side, tips even with tag; trim






Clean, stack, measure (tips to bend) a clump of deer hair; tie in with 2 soft loops, surrounding shank with hair, trim butts even with hook eye, pull tight/spin










Half hitch x 2, SHHAN








Regards,
Scott
 

Reel fun

New Member



hook – WFC Model 11 #10
thread - UTC 140 fluoro orange
tag - Danville Depth Ray flame
rib - small wire gold
body - tinsel gold
hackle - black
cheeks - biots white
head - deer hair dyed orange

Mash barb, tie in tag




Start thread, wrap to tag; capture tag end/trim; coat tag with Sally




Tie in rib




Tie in tinsel, wrap with touching turns to tag and back; tie off/trim






Tie in hackle; wrap to tag






Capture tip with rib; continue thru hackle, helicopter end/cover with thread, trim hackle tip




Tie in biots on either side, tips even with tag; trim






Clean, stack, measure (tips to bend) a clump of deer hair; tie in with 2 soft loops, surrounding shank with hair, trim butts even with hook eye, pull tight/spin










Half hitch x 2, SHHAN








Regards,
Scott
Nice looking fly Scott. I've admired your skill for years. Why do you finish your flies with half hitches instead of using a whipfinish?
 

ScottP

Active Member
Why do you finish your flies with half hitches instead of using a whipfinish?
I’ll use a whip finish on most wet flies and streamers; makes for a prettier head. For dries, I almost always use a double half hitch - quicker and it works just as well for me.

Regards,
Scott
 

Professor

New Member
I’ll use a whip finish on most wet flies and streamers; makes for a prettier head. For dries, I almost always use a double half hitch - quicker and it works just as well for me.

Regards,
Scott
Some facts not generally appreciated:
A single turn whip finish and a single turn half hitch are the same.
A double turn whip finish and a double turn half hitch are the same.
A triple turn whip finish and a triple turn half hitch are the same.
etc.
etc.
They are all nail knots. By the same I mean they are topologically the same
although not identical in how the return thread is positioned. The nicest
finish is with a whip finish with wraps going only forward. Like a nail knot the return
is totally covered.

To convince yourself of this, do the various knots with some large cord
on a dowel stick. You'll see that once done you can push the cord around
from one knot sequence to get the exact orientation of the other. This
is what I mean by topologically equivalent.

Finally:
A double turn half hitch and two single turn half hitches in sequence are
not the same.
A triple turn half hitch and three single turn half hitches in sequence are
not the same.
etc.
etc.
 

Salmo_g

Well-Known Member
WFF Supporter
Cool tie Scott, but what the heck is a doobry snatcher? Is this yet another insect order I'm not familiar with?
 

ScottP

Active Member
Cool tie Scott, but what the heck is a doobry snatcher? Is this yet another insect order I'm not familiar with?
Thanks. Snatcher is a U.K. term for large midges (or “buzzers” as they also call them) that hatch on lakes; the Doobry was an Orkney pattern created by Stan Headley with an orange tail, gold body, black body hackle and orange/black hackle at the head, like so








Regards,
Scott
 

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