SBS Spruce Nymph SBS

ScottP

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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








Regards,
Scott
 

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