SBS Quigley's Struggling Drake SBS

ScottP

Active Member
#1


Tied here as a western green drake; original tied with olive-dyed grizzly wings and a little Krystal Flash in the shuck. All the green drakes I've seen had darker wings, so I went with the dun; the KF I forgot until I spun the deer hair.


hook - TMC 5212 #10
thread - UTC 140 olive green/MFC 8/0 olive
shuck - Congo Hair brown
rib - poly yarn yellow
rear body - UTC 140 olive green
mid body - deer hair olive spun/clipped
wing - hen hackle tips dun
hackle - olive-dyed grizzly

mash barb; start thread at 2/3 mark, wrap back to point above barb




tie in shuck




tie in rib (I used a few fibers, twisted into a rope), wrap forward and tie off at 1/3 mark






clean a clump of deer hair, trim tips, tie in with 2 soft loops and spin; tie off thread and trim






flip it over, lay razor blade on eye to establish belly and push straight back






trim a tight pfd




re-start thread (switch to the 8/0); select a pair of hackle tips (gap width, opposed)




measure for length (shank), tie in






trim butts, pull tips up and set with thread wraps (Figure-8 between is optional)




tie in hackle




wrap hackle, tie off, trim tip, half hitch x 2, SHHAN



full frontal




clip hackle underneath for a flush-floater (optional)






Regards,
Scott
 

ScottP

Active Member
#3
Rob,

Thanks. I spent the past 2 days beating my head against the wall working on 2 what I thought were easier patterns and never did get them right. Got up this morning and gave this a try and it turned out okay - the deer hair section is a little bit too long, but the wings came together first try, which usually doesn't happen for me with hackle tips.

Regards,
Scott
 

ScottP

Active Member
#5
Nicely done... how have they fished for you?
To tell the truth I'd never even heard of the fly until the other day; just thought it looked like a neat one to tie. Bob Quigley designed some pretty effective flies, so I figure there's a good probability it'll work.

Regards,
Scott
 

freestoneangler

Not to be confused with Freestone
#6
Well, one thing for sure is that it will float like a cork and would allow liberal use of sink-agent on the trailing shuck to keep its derriere underwater.