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Used teal as a nod to the original; couldn't get it to lay properly so may revisit that choice.

hook - Mustad 79580 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant tippets
rib - small wire silver
abdomen - large tinsel silver
body hackle - grizzly
thorax - Arizona Simi Seal red
wing - teal flank
collar - hen black

mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark, wrap to bend



prep gp, measure (gap width past bend, tie in







tie in rib, move to 2/3 mark and tie in tinsel



wrap tinsel to tail and back; tie off/trim





tie in hackle; wrap to tail





capture tip of hackle with rib, continue thru, helicopter end, cover with thread; trim hackle tip





create dubbing loop



wax loop, insert dubbing, spin





wrap thorax, stroking fibers back with each turn; stop about 1 eye width back from eye



tie in (folded) teal by tip, stroke fibers back while wrapping; tie off/trim





tie in hen by tip



wrap, tie off/trim, whip finish, SHHAN







Regards,
Scott
 

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Very cool tie Scott,

I caught my first 'big' (9") trout on a more traditional tie of the Peter Ross, a lot less complex tie than this but thanks for reminding me of a great moment. Amazing art as always.

I am tempted to create a group of learners/duffers like me to show their SBS outcomes, the yin to your yang. It would be fun to see how folks follow your steps, mine would be towards the back of the class.

Dave
 
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