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
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
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
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?
Great tie and design. I think I might have added a turn of yellow or light dun cdc ant the front.
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.
Originally Posted by Royce
Foam back and legs; this variation's a bit more durable and no harder to tie.
Nice, easy ties and they'll both work just fine. Thanks!