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
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October Caddis Softhackle II

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The sharptail hackle was a bit underwhelming; switched to pheasant rump and sandwiched it between wraps of the aftershaft.

hook - WFC Model 6 #8
thread - UTC 70 burnt orange
tag - tinsel copper
rib - medium wire copper
abdomen - dubbing rusty orange
thorax - aftershaft dyed orange (1 Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange/1 cup water)
hackle - pheasant rump dyed brown
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By Lando
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The girl tied up a Buford....
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By ScottP
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Lando wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:41 pm The girl tied up a Buford....

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A mouthful of broken glass; how cool is that?
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By ScottP
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October X-Caddis

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Found the inspiration here.

hook - Dai Riki 305 #8
thread - UTC 70 burnt orange
shuck/underwing - Congo Hair golden stonefly
rib - brassie wire copper
abdomen - dubbing rusty orange
collar - aftershaft dyed orange (1 Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange/1 cup water)
wing/head - deer hair
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By ScottP
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Barron’s Mrs. Malone(ish)

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At The End Of The Line is on order but, in the mean time, I based this (loosely) off a description I found here. Not sure how I skipped a beat on the rib.

hook - WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 light olive
tail - pheasant tail
rib - small wire chartreuse
abdomen - medium tinsel opal
thorax - dubbing golden olive hackle - dyed golden olive (4 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow/1 Tsp Rit Camel/4 cups water)
collar - badger
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By ScottP
#700390
October Caddis Softhackle III

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Switched to a different hook, body, collar and rib - the medium wire is a bit stiff to manipulate on smaller flies; the twisted stuff is about the same thickness but a lot more flexible

hook - Maruto 7989 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
tag - medium tinsel copper
rib - brassie wire copper (doubled/twisted)
abdomen - dubbing rusty orange/Ice Dub rust
thorax - aftershaft dyed orange (1 Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange/1 cup water)
shoulder - pheasant rump dyed brown
collar - aftershaft dyed brown
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By ScottP
#700396
October Sedgehog

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hook - Maruto 7989 #10
thread - MFC 8/0 brown
tag - Depth Ray fire orange/resin
tail - deer hair
body - dubbing rusty orange/Ice Dub rust
wing(s) - deer hair
1st shoulder - pheasant rump dyed orange (1 Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange/1 cup water)
2nd shoulder - pheasant rump dyed brown
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By ScottP
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Muddled Sedgehog

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Playing around with some materials; the sharptail seems to be playing background vocals here, although pre-head/collar it looked real nice.

hook - WFC Model 6 #8
thread - UTC 140 tan
tag - Depth Ray fire orange/resin
tail - deer hair
body - dubbing Ice Dub hare’s ear
wing(s) - deer hair
1st shoulder - golden pheasant rump
2nd shoulder - sharptail grouse
head/collar - deer hair
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By ScottP
#700408
Hare’s Ear Halfhog

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One of the legs got away from me but I doubt the fish will care.

hook - BVFT Dry #10
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag/abdomen - medium tinsel pearl
body - dubbing Ice Dub hare’s ear
wing(s) - deer hair
legs - knotted pheasant tail
collar - hen badger
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By ScottP
#700410
Strawberry Blonde (variation)

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Found this one on the Shetland Trout site; bit of a change from the Joe Brooks original.

hook - WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - calftail white
rib - small wire gold
body - medium tinsel gold
throat - calftail orange
wing - FTD Northern Lights gold/brown
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By ScottP
#700417
Flywarrior’s Royal Somethingorother

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Found this on Michael Johnson’s site. Had a hell of a time with the tinsel tag; this is the 5th try and it’s still not right.

hook - BVFT Dry #10
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
tag - medium tinsel gold
abdomen - Depth Ray fire orange/resin
thorax - peacock herl
collar - hen furnace
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By ScottP
#700419
McPhail’s Sedgehog (variation)

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A few minor changes to his original; the grouse I have doesn’t go as well with the orange wing as the pheasant rump.

hook - WFC Model 11 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant crest over UniStretch yellow
body - Ice Dub black
wing(s) - deer hair dyed rusty orange
legs - knotted pheasant tail
collar - pheasant rump dyed brown
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