kind of self-explanatory, right? We seem to have some impressive thread-wrappers that lurk around this board. let's try to keep your "first booger" posts at a minimum.
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By ScottP
#513381
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Simplified version of Ed Shenk's pattern; the twisted marabou body is a lot quicker to tie than spun/clipped rabbit hair and still makes for a meaty profile. Change colors to suit your needs.


hook - Mustad 79580 #6
thread - UTC 140 brown olive
underbody - lead-free wire .030
tail - marabou blood olive
body - butt ends of marabou, wrapped
pectoral fins - deer hair tips
head - deer hair clipped



mash barb, wrap rear 2/3 of shank with lead-free wire

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start thread and over-tie lead wraps; tie in marabou blood feather (shank length)

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twist marabou butts

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and wrap forward to cover lead wraps

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clean and stack a CLUMP of deer hair

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measure for length (tips extending to bend)

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2 soft loops and pull firmly

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release the hair and let it spin around shank; add another wrap or two, pack it back (I use my fingers) and move thread forward

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clean another clump, trim tips (no need to stack), tie in and spin

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if you have more room, add another clump, then tie off and apply Sally with gusto

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flip fly over on it's back, lay razor blade on hook eye for reference

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push blade straight back

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flip fly back over and repeat razor cut, this time with the blade sloping up at a slight angle

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shape the head, leaving some fibers on each side for the fins; flat from the side

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fat from the top

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the seamy underbelly

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finished fly

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By slapshot
#513394
gonna tie some of these up tonight. thanks dude :cool
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By flybug.pa.
#513399
very very nice fly ties Scott.
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By SIXGUNNER
#513589
Killer little streamer there but I might offer if you reverse wrap the body with gold wire it will last more than one or 2 fish before blowing up, and they will blow up as they will catch fish.

Just saying...
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By mendthatshit87
#513595
AK- Read the fucking tutorial before you post. I see some things never change around here. Some do however, like not being able to upload attachments.

SICK little fly. Thought about adding feather "gills" that are barred?
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By ScottP
#513619
Thanks, guys. Next one's gonna have the wire rib and olive-dyed grizzly pecs.
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By ak_powder_monkey
#514147
mendthatshit87 wrote:AK- Read the fucking tutorial before you post. I see some things never change around here. Some do however, like not being able to upload attachments.

SICK little fly. Thought about adding feather "gills" that are barred?
yeah I did I want to know about spun clipped rabbit hair...
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By Mike Honcho
#514155
Clip off some white hares mask, stick hair into lightly waxed large dubbing loop, spin in, wrap the body fat, clip the sides to make a profile.
Rock curry

Beautiful. [/kisses fingers]

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