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    Default Lawson's Halfback Emerger SBS



    Neat little fly. Craft foam would make a more durable wing pad than the deer hair (see Kelly Glissmeyer's great Halfback Foam Emerger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCwVN64SFes ) but this was developed before that stuff was readily available. Tied here in PMD colors; adjust to suit your hatch.


    hook - Dai Riki 320 #18
    thread - UTC 70 hopper yellow
    rib - small copper wire
    abdomen - pheasant tail
    shuck/back - Congo Hair brown
    wing case - deer hair
    thorax/head - Superfine dubbing PMD


    Part 1

    mash down barb, attach thread




    tie in wire and wrap back to point above barb




    tie in a few pheasant tail fibers




    wrap forward and tie off at 60% mark




    tie in Congo Hair




    pull CH down on top of hook, capture with wire rib; continue ribbing forward, helicopter end and tie off




    clean a small clump of deer hair




    tie in by butt ends, smooth with thread


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    Part 2

    dub thread, dub thorax; leave some room at the front






    pull deer hair forward, tie off and trim ends








    a little more dubbing; half hitch x 2, SHHAN






    trim shuck, fly done




    Regards,
    Scott

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    Hi Scott. I always enjoy your SBS's. Many of them have inspired me to give them a try. I have been meaning to ask one question though...

    How did you smash your left thumb?

    Royce

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    Great tie and design. I think I might have added a turn of yellow or light dun cdc ant the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royce View Post
    How did you smash your left thumb?
    My hammer mistook it for a nail when I was removing some wood trim back in October. I originally guessed it would have migrated out by President's Day, but it looks like I undershot by about a month.

    Regards,
    Scott

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    Foam back and legs; this variation's a bit more durable and no harder to tie.

    Regards,
    Scott

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    Nice, easy ties and they'll both work just fine. Thanks!

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