SBS Splitsville Synthwing Caddis Cripple

ScottP

Active Member
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Sorta/kinda Mother’s Day Caddis, if you don’t look too closely.

hook - WFC Model 3 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 olive
shuck - Congo Hair chartreuse
body - biot olive
thorax - dubbing olive
post - UTC 140 olive
hackle - barred olive
head/wing - Congo Hair grey


Start thread at 3/4 mark, tie in CH, fold, wrap to bend; trim

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Tie in (moistened) biot, notch-side down for ribbed effect

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Brush a little Super Glue on top of the shank; wrap biot, tie off/trim, finish thread at 2/3 mark

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Tie in thread loop

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Tie in hackle at base, hook loop onto gallows

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Wrap hackle up the loop ‘till distance = front of thorax, then back down to base

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Tie off hackle at base; trim

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Stroke hackle fibers back

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Dub thread/dub thorax

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Put a loop in a hank of CH; tie in with loop over eye, wrap back to thorax, splitting the trailing ends

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Add a little more dubbing; take a few wraps in front of the loop to set the angle

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Pull the hackle forward; tie down at base of head

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Half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim loop tag ends, trim head/wings

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Regards,
Scott
 

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