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    Jul 2004
    Ashburn, Virginia

    Default Clipped Caribou Sedge SBS

    Lost a few pics off the disk (hence the mid-stream color change) so I had to tie the d.mn fly twice.

    hook - Dai Riki 320 #16
    thread - MFC 8/0 brown, errr...UTC 70 tan
    abdomen - caribou spun/clipped
    wing - deer hair
    hackle - brown, errr... ginger

    Part 1

    mash barb, start thread at the back end; you can spin hair on a wrapped shank, but it's just as easy not to (and the thread savings is tremendous when factored over thousands of flies)

    clean a clump of caribou, trim off tips; tie in with 2 soft loops and let it spin

    pack it back, half hitch


    one more time; tie off and trim thread

    flip it over, lay a razor blade on the eye (to establish the belly) and push straight back

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    Jul 2004
    Ashburn, Virginia


    Part 2

    trim body to shape; re-start thread

    clean, stack, measure (tips gap width past the bend) a clump of deer hair; tie in

    post pixel loss/color change (ginger actually looks better than the brown did, anyway), tie in hackle at base of wing

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

    clipped hackle version for flatwater apps


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