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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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    Scott,

    Try and keep the thumb spot! As soon as I see it in a SBS, I know I am going to see a very interesting and well tied fly! : )
    Warren
    Fly fishing and fly tying are two things that I do, and when I am doing them, they are the only 2 things I think about. They clear my mind.

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    I'm sure that Sally Hansen has something in an appropriate shade.
    Those flies look great.

    Ed

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    Excellent tie and SBS Scott! Thanks for the nod regarding the fomaback emerger. The material I use for a wingcase is electronics packing foam or EPF for short.
    Tight Lines,

    Kelly.

    "There will be days when the fishing is better than one's most optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse. Either is a gain over just staying home."

    Roderick Haig-Brown, "Fisherman's Spring"

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