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    Default Rocky Road Caddis SBS



    Interesting fly, found it over in the FOTW archives; tied out of curiosity's sake.

    hook - Dai Riki 320 #16
    thread - UTC 140 & 70 tan
    abdomen - caribou
    thorax - dubbing tan
    wing - turkey
    hackle - barred tan

    Part 1

    mash barb, start thread (140 for the body)




    clean a clump of caribou, trim ends; 2 soft loops, then let it spin






    pack it, then repeat with clump #2




    one more time with clump #3; tie off/trim thread




    invert fly, lay the razor on the eye and push straight back






    rough cut




    final cut


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    Part 2

    start the 70 thread; a little dubbing for the thorax (helps set the proper wing angle)






    fold a strip of turkey quill (gap width), sprayed with fixative (optional but recommended)




    tie in at abdomen/thorax junction, wrap forward to eye, fold back, wrap back






    tie in hackle, wrap hackle






    trim hackle on top, pull turkey forward, tie down, half hitch x2, SHHAN




    trim wing, trim hackle flush on bottom






    Regards,
    Scott

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    Nice example Scott. Don't you just hate tying with that dang deerhair? It gets so messy from the static and all. I know about the dryer shets etc. but it's still a mess.

    I've done a lot of Dahlberg Divers in the past and hate the bloody mess but still keep going back to it in favor of the foam, even though foam heads are so simple .. and clean .. and floatable ..and durable and..*G*

    But that's not the ONLY reason we tie is it! You do some nice SBS's.

    I've also done some smallish ants/beetles in this style but you know what? The buggers didn't float too well, even in calm water. Hmmm. That took me by surprise.







    Jeremy.

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    Jeremy,

    Nicely spun; cork-like.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    I've done a lot of Dahlberg Divers in the past and hate the bloody mess but still keep going back to it in favor of the foam, even though foam heads are so simple .. and clean .. and floatable ..and durable and..*G*

    But that's not the ONLY reason we tie is it!
    That's the truth. The flies I tie for fishing are usually MUCH simpler and faster, but when I tie for fun, I'll play around with putzy, more involved methods, if only to stretch myself out a bit; need to keep things from stagnating.


    Regards,
    Scott

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    Good looking fly Scott..... thanks for putting it up!
    Doug... a.k.a. 55dougie

    http://55onthefly.blogspot.com/

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    I really like smaller spun deer hair body flies. I use a variation of the Goddard Caddis quite a bit. I'll have to give this one a try. Thanks Scott.

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