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Another front end on Adam Trina's chassis; it'll float. Change colors/size to suit your needs.

hook -Dai Riki 135 #12
thread - UTC 140 grey brown
core - 8lb mono
tail - moose body hair
abdomen - 1mm foam tan
wing - deer hair
thorax - deer hair butts
head - dubbing

put a loop in one end of the mono



mash barb, start thread, tie in mono at point above point



clean, stack, measure (2x hook) some moose body hairs; tie in/trim butts, tilt hook







hook loop on the gallows; wind moose hair up the core (hook length) and back down





tie in foam strip



brush underbody with Super Glue, wrap foam up and down the core; tie off/trim, trim mono









clean, stack, measure (hook length) a healthy clump of deer hair (use more than you think you'll need); trim butts



spin the bobbin to tighten up the thread, 2 soft loops, slowly/firmly tighten the thread to flare the hair, release and let it spin







push the hair back (make sure it's evenly dispersed around hook)



pull hair back and wrap head, locking deer hair back



dub thread/dub head; half hitch x 2, SHHAN





trim out wing underneath



go fish







Flav variation







hook -Dai Riki 135 #14
thread - UTC 140 olive
core - 8lb mono
tail - moose body hair
rib - Uni-Stretch yellow (optional)
abdomen - 1mm foam olive
wing - deer hair
thorax - deer hair butts
head - dubbing

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Scott
 

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The Green Drake version is similar to a pattern Richard Bunse created for fishing the Metolius. I never tied one because his takes more steps than I care to take but evidently, it does work on the Met. I have a feeling the one you tied would work just as well.
 

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Gene,

The Bunse body is tied more in the Rogue style - foam folded/tied on a needle then transfered to the hook. http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/fotw/011000fotw.php

I got away from that method (if you look back thru pasts SBSs that's how I started with the Carnage flies, as well) because I found it took a lot of effort to secure them to the hook and I could never get consistent results.
With the mono core I start on the hook/stay on the hook; as long as I get the mono tied in properly, the body's not going anywhere. The only "trick" to construction is getting proper tension on the foam when wrapping and not using too narrow a strip (they tend to roll on the mono and I can't get the proper taper); I don't always get it right and some will turn out a bit lumpy, but they still work.

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Scott
 

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Hexagenia variation







hook -Dai Riki 135 #6
thread - UTC 140 cream
core - 8lb mono
tail - bucktail dyed yellow (brown stuff at the base of the tail)
abdomen - 1mm foam yellow
rib - Danville 210 tan
wing - deer hair
thorax - deer hair butts
head - dubbing yellow

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Scott
 

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Callibaetis variation







Added hackle, front and back of wing - unknown yet if it makes a difference or just adds another step

hook -Dai Riki 135 #14
thread - UTC 140 grey brown
core - 6lb mono
tail - deer hair
abdomen - 1mm foam tan
rib - tying thread
wing - mule deer hair
thorax - deer hair butts
hackle - grizzly

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Scott
 

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
PMD variation







Can't take this style wing any further down the scale

hook -Dai Riki 135 #16
thread - UTC 140 cream
core - 6lb mono
tail - hackle ginger
abdomen - 1mm foam yellow
wing - deer hair bleached
thorax - deer hair butts

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Scott
 
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