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A little different look from the nymph version



More in line with the Euro sea trout pattern; the aftershaft thorax creates the illusion of bulk and allows the hackle to flow a bit better.

hook - Mustad 79580 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black
underbody - non-tox wire .025
tail - hackle tips badger
rib - fine wire silver
abdomen - tinsel silver
thorax - pheasant aftershaft dyed black
hackle - badger

mash barb, wrap front 1/3 of shank with non-tox



start thread, tie in rib, wrap back to bend



measure (shank length) a pair of hackle tips; tie in and smooth butts





tie in tinsel behind non-tox; wrap to the tail and back and tie off





counterwrap rib; helicopter end, cover with thread



create thread loop; insert aftershaft, spin







tie in (folded) hackle by tip, lay over top of aftershaft





moisten fingers, stroke back hackle and aftershaft while wrapping forward; tie off/trim, whip finish, SHHAN







Regards,
Scott
 

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Big Hole Demon Streamer



A little different look from the nymph version



More in line with the Euro sea trout pattern; the aftershaft thorax creates the illusion of bulk and allows the hackle to flow a bit better.

hook - Mustad 79580 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black
underbody - non-tox wire .025
tail - hackle tips badger
rib - fine wire silver
abdomen - tinsel silver
thorax - pheasant aftershaft dyed black
hackle - badger

mash barb, wrap front 1/3 of shank with non-tox



start thread, tie in rib, wrap back to bend



measure (shank length) a pair of hackle tips; tie in and smooth butts





tie in tinsel behind non-tox; wrap to the tail and back and tie off





counterwrap rib; helicopter end, cover with thread



create thread loop; insert aftershaft, spin







tie in (folded) hackle by tip, lay over top of aftershaft





moisten fingers, stroke back hackle and aftershaft while wrapping forward; tie off/trim, whip finish, SHHAN







Regards,
Scott
Great looking streamer Scott.
Is the stem of the aftershaft feather wrapped as part of the loop?
 

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Is the stem of the aftershaft feather wrapped as part of the loop?
Yep. I sandwich the whole feather within the loop (waxing the thread helps keep it in place); doesn't show up well - black thread on black feather



and then when I spin it, the stem becomes part of process



I could capture fibers from one side of the feather within a clip, trim them off, insert within the loop and spin, but that's a lot more work and I'd only have 1/2 of the fibers.

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Yep. I sandwich the whole feather within the loop (waxing the thread helps keep it in place); doesn't show up well - black thread on black feather



and then when I spin it, the stem becomes part of process



I could capture fibers from one side of the feather within a clip, trim them off, insert within the loop and spin, but that's a lot more work and I'd only have 1/2 of the fibers.

Regards,
Scott
Thank you Scott, I always enjoy your SBS posts.
 

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Yep. I sandwich the whole feather within the loop (waxing the thread helps keep it in place); doesn't show up well - black thread on black feather



and then when I spin it, the stem becomes part of process



I could capture fibers from one side of the feather within a clip, trim them off, insert within the loop and spin, but that's a lot more work and I'd only have 1/2 of the fibers.

Regards,
Scott
I thought about the pictures in your SBS and remembered pictures of you using the Petitjohn clip (I'd like one but not a set of everything...) and then this method of capturing stem and all. I have been working on getting your technique to work for me on dyed olive aftershaft scuds. It's working! Thanks again.
 
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