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    Default Roberts' Palmered Caddis SBS



    Devised by Clarence Roberts for the golden drake and golden stonefly hatches (although he called it a caddis). Tied here with the spent paired wings in the horizontal, I've seen them at the 3/4 position, too; sidearm is much easier on the rotator cuff (see Dan Quisenberry).


    hook - TMC 5212 #8
    thread/rib - UTC 70 hopper yellow
    tail - pheasant tail
    egg sac/body - Congo Hair yellow
    body hackle - brown (undersize by 2)
    wing - grizzly hackle tips (paired/spent)
    front hackle - brown

    Part 1

    mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark, wrap back to point above barb




    measure (hook length+) some pheasant tail fibers; tie in, smooth butts, return to 2/3 mark






    tie in a hank of CH (original calls for wool yarn - sheep don't swim and the first thing Norwegian fishermen do if they fall overboard is peel off those heavy sweaters, hence the Congo Hair), wrap back to tail






    create a loop over the pheasant, tie down, then wrap yarn body






    tie in hackle, then move thread back to point above barb




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    Part 2


    wrap hackle to the back, capture tip with rib, then spiral rib forward through hackle; trim hackle tip








    pair up 2 pairs of hackle tips (each pair should be convex-to-convex), measure (hook shank), tie in at 75% mark, trim butts; pull up and set with a few wraps in front








    separate wing pairs with finger, secure with Figure-8 wraps






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    Part 3

    tie hackle in front of wings




    wrap hackle, tie off, half hitch x 2, SHHAN





    looks like a Fokker D7




    Regards,
    Scott

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    Looks like another winner, Scott and VERY nicely done! I fish waters that have brown drakes this size, and have struggled with trying to keep this much steel afloat. Can't wait to try this one! Just to clarify, when you say wings "at the 3/4 position", are you saying the wings at maybe 10 and 2 o'clock when looking at the fly's nose, rather than swept back when viewed from the top?
    Thanks!
    Arnie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnie View Post
    Just to clarify, when you say wings "at the 3/4 position", are you saying the wings at maybe 10 and 2 o'clock when looking at the fly's nose, rather than swept back when viewed from the top?
    Arnie,

    Yep; wings perpendicular to the hook shank, but with a bit of dihedral. Like so










    Regards,
    Scott

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    "Dihedral?" Methinks we might share another passion. Are you a pilot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnie View Post
    "Dihedral?" Methinks we might share another passion. Are you a pilot?
    Model airplanes

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    Neat! I once built models myself. Building full scale at present.

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