SBS Copper Kate (variation)


Active Member

Playing around with Allan Liddle’s Golden Ordie. Couldn’t get a decent distribution of the collar using that method so I’m looking for alternatives to the tying sequence.

hook – WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant crest
rib - small wire silver
body - dubbing black
body hackle - black
collar - Starburst (Flytyer’s Dungeon product) copper

Mash barb/start thread; wrap to bend

Tie in tinsel, brush bend with Super Glue, wrap down and back; tie off/trim

Measure (gap width pat bend) crest feather; tie in

Tie in rib

Dub thread/dub body

Tie in hackle, wrap to bend

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

Give body/hackle a good scrub

Even tips on a hank of Starburst fibers, push around hook at eye, trying to surround shank; tie down

Pull the fibers facing forward to the rear, again trying to encircle shank; tie down, whip finish

Pull fibers forward, trim to length (hook length worked best)

Hit it with a hair dryer, SHHAN



Active Member
WFF Supporter
Nice fly..

I’ve never used that copper stuff...but I have used dubbing loops for what I suspect is similar material. Hand stack & cut to desired length then spin away

Mike d


Active Member
Split thread dubbing loop and very sparsely dub the copper material in a perpendicular fashion; spin bobbin; take a stiff tooth brush and comb it all in one direction; wrap as a collar while stroking the fibers rearward with each wrap; finger pluck fibers to length.


Active Member
That is stunning! I catch more steelhead and rainbows on black and copper flies than anything except for beads. I'll have to add this to my arsenal.

Support WFF | Remove the Ads

Support WFF by upgrading your account. Site supporters benefits include no ads and access to some additional features, few now, more in the works. Info

Latest posts

AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

That said, WFF displays just a single ad regardless of the device, and that ad helps cover the server fees. The position and size of the ad has been set to minimize impact to your experience, negating the need for adblocking the site. Disable your AdBlocker / Whitelist to continue using the site. Thanks.

I've Disabled AdBlock