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    Steve, You might want to check out this site,...

    Steve,

    You might want to check out this site, as well:

    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/forum/index.php

    Lots of great info and decent folks there.

    One thing I'm a bit concerned about,...
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    Part 2 trim, and spin bobbin, creating feather...

    Part 2

    trim, and spin bobbin, creating feather "chenille"

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/Tying001/IMG_2240_zpsbf635fec.jpg
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    Murphy's Krystal Emerger SBS

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/Tying001/IMG_2258_zpsa70c2018.jpg

    Original has grey ostrich herl thorax; left mine back in VA and the flyshops were closed, so I subbed a...
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    These guys ...

    These guys

    http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j189/pattersbkg/tyin/IMG_2865.jpg


    Here's the SBS, if you're interested
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  5. Joe, If you want a smooth (but still segmented...

    Joe,

    If you want a smooth (but still segmented looking) body using biots, just reverse the way it's tied in. I like the raised rib look so, after moistening, I tie them in by the tip, notch-side...
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    Part 2 dub thorax; take a turn in front of...

    Part 2

    dub thorax; take a turn in front of wing to help stand it up

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/Tying001/IMG_2184_zpsb387474b.jpg
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    Cole's Un-Usual Emerger SBS

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/Tying001/IMG_2205_zps00c86783.jpg

    Another one from the Jackson Hole area. Shares some components with the Split-wing Cripple but the...
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    Bruce, I use biots from the leading edge of...

    Bruce,

    I use biots from the leading edge of primary wing feathers for Biot Adams parachutes; they're also great for the wing stubs on North Fork Special nymphs. Tons of other applications for the...
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    Part 2 dub thread, dub thorax ...

    Part 2


    dub thread, dub thorax


    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/Tying001/IMG_2097_zpsa1b0e48f.jpg

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    Cole's Split-wing Cripple SBS

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/Tying001/IMG_2104_zps85cce08d.jpg

    Those black wings really stand out on those fall, drizzly, flat-light days when the baetis are pouring off...
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    Bruce, If you're up for a bit of a challenge,...

    Bruce,

    If you're up for a bit of a challenge, try this Extended Body Mayfly:

    http://vimeo.com/43469762


    Regards,
    Scott
  12. Thread: Lycan

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    I see a bad moon rising. Very nice, Hans. ...

    I see a bad moon rising. Very nice, Hans.

    Regards,
    Scott
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    Ray, Great reminder; that's a nice technique...

    Ray,

    Great reminder; that's a nice technique to utilize.

    On a similar note, Charlie Craven uses the tying thread to control hackle wraps from sliding down the front of a Stranahan Caddis...
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    Part 2 take a wrap of poly yarn behind rib,...

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    take a wrap of poly yarn behind rib, then wrap forward; tie off

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/Tying001/IMG_2021_zps69a4c94f.jpg


    brush a little Sally on the...
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    North Forker SBS

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/Tying001/IMG_2048_zpsca96b296.jpg

    Developed by Cliff Adams on Oregon's Willamette River (actually, the North Fork of the Middle Fork; guess...
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    I've done pretty well with the Emergent Sparkle...

    I've done pretty well with the Emergent Sparkle pupa, although I never get them to look quite right. His Diving Caddis and Spruce Moth have been very good to me over the years. Will have to tie up...
  17. Thread: B.H. Trude SBS

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    Part 2 clean, stack, measure (tips to the...

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    clean, stack, measure (tips to the bend) a clump of deer hair; tie in, trim butts, smooth with thread
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    B.H. Trude SBS

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/Tying001/IMG_2010_2_zpsf52b72d6.jpg

    Royal Lime Trude(ish) in reverse mode; developed by Colorado tyer Butch Hicks.


    hook - Dai Riki 320...
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    Allan, Gotcha. Speaking of the Halo Emerger,...

    Allan,

    Gotcha. Speaking of the Halo Emerger, have you ever used one? Mr. LaFontaine has some great patterns I've used over the years, but that's one I've never fished.

    Regards,
    Scott
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    There are a number of flies that the ILR does...

    There are a number of flies that the ILR does resemble, but the Halos I've seen have marabou shucks, ethafoam wing buds and orange deer hair protruding over the front; quite a bit different from...
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    Part 2 dub thread, dub thorax ...

    Part 2

    dub thread, dub thorax

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/Tying001/IMG_1965_zpsc14cf2a4.jpg
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    Cole's ILR Emerger SBS

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/Tying001/IMG_1974_zpse38e7467.jpg

    Here's one variation on a common theme. Tied as a PMD (probably a bit late in the season); change colors...
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    At the very least the older necks tend to have...

    At the very least the older necks tend to have some very good spade hackles for tailing, something you don't see much on more recent capes.

    Regards,
    Scott
  24. Thread: Adams Humpy SBS

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    Part 2 take a pair of hen hackle tips (= to...

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    take a pair of hen hackle tips (= to gap width), put them together with the tips curving away from each other, measure for length (entire hook); tie in at 70% mark
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  25. Thread: Adams Humpy SBS

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    Adams Humpy SBS

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/Tying001/IMG_1942_2_zpse547c839.jpg

    Rough water version; subbed moose body for brown/grizz hackle fiber tail (sorry, Allan).


    hook - Dai...
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