SBS Spruce Nymph SBS


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A fly of unknown origin (found a pic in one of Kaufmann's books); seems to be from the Tellico family.

hook - Mustad 9671 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 dark brown
underbody - non-tox wire .025
tail - peacock herl
rib - Flat-wax black
body - rabbit dubbing yellow
shellback - goose quill segment
hackle - brown hen

mash barb, wrap shank with non-tox

start thread, wrap underbody, taper front and back; tie in ribbing (couldn't find any thick black thread so I doubled up a piece of Flat-wax), wrap back to bend

measure a clump of peacock herl (hook gap past bend) and tie in

separate a section of goose quill (approx 1/2 hook gap width), tie in tip and wrap back to bend

dub thread, dub tapered body (take 1 wrap behind ribbing); leave 1 hook eye width at the front

pull shellback forward; tie off and trim

wrap or counterwrap ribbing (doesn't matter - possession arrow pointed towards counter this time); tie off and trim

prep hen hackle and tie in by tip (ran scissor blade along both sides of quill to create folded hackle)

sweep fibers back while wrapping forward; tie off, then stroke hackle back and down while wrapping thread back to create head

whip, SHHAN


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