SBS Wulff Irresistible SBS

ScottP

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#1



Or is it a Rat-faced McDougal? Whatever, it's a pain, especially trying to execute a reverse pinch-wrap on a clump of pre-trimmed calftail in a very tiny space and I was working with a pretty big piece of iron. Having to tie a bunch of these on #16's would be a level of Hell even Dante never imagined. After we get back from our hike, I'm gonna try it tying tail and wing in first before spinning the body.

hook - Dai Riki 320 #12
thread - UTC 140 tan
tail - moose body hair
body - caribou
wing - calftail white
hackle - brown/grizzly


mash barb, attach thread at 60% mark and wrap back to point above barb





clean and stack a clump of moose body hair




measure for length (hook shank) and tie in




trim butts and cover with thread




clean a clump of caribou (no need to stack since you're throwing away the tip section) and trim fairly short so it clears the hook point when it spins around the shank




pack it back and repeat with a second clump




cover tail with tape to protect it during body trimming




trim body; this took a while to get the proper shape and looking back, it's a bit fat




clean and stack a clump of calftail; trim to length (hook shank + a bit for tie-in)




execute a reverse pinch wrap (hold the hair with right hand and wrap with left; opposite if you're a southpaw); a little bit of gel Super Glue (thin stuff wicks up the hair like crazy and leaves you with an unintended "post" - trust me, this is the 3rd wing I've attempted on this fly) and a couple more wraps will anchor it




divide and post the wings








prep the hackle and tie in





wrap hackle, half hitch x 2, SHHAN and walk away being thankful you don't have to tie these for a living






Regards,
Scott
 

ScottP

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#3
ScottP said:
After we get back from our hike, I'm gonna try it tying tail and wing in first before spinning the body.
Hike went well








back to the fly

wing and tail in & taped




body




split




posted




hackled & done






Option #2 was a lot easier. If I ever tie these again it'll be this way; ef the reverse pinch wrap.


Regards,
Scott
 

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