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    Default Quigley's Struggling Drake SBS



    Tied here as a western green drake; original had olive-dyed grizzly wings and a little Krystal Flash in the shuck. All the green drakes I've seen had darker wings, so I went with the dun; the KF I forgot until I spun the deer hair.


    hook - TMC 5212 #10
    thread - UTC 140 olive green/MFC 8/0 olive
    shuck - Congo Hair brown
    rib - poly yarn yellow
    rear body - UTC 140 olive green
    mid body - deer hair olive spun/clipped
    wing - hen hackle tips dun
    hackle - olive-dyed grizzly

    Part 1

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




    tie in shuck




    tie in rib (I used a few fibers, twisted into a rope), wrap forward and tie off at 1/3 mark






    clean a clump of deer hair, trim tips, tie in with 2 soft loops and spin; tie off thread and trim






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






    trim a tight pfd


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    Part 2

    re-start thread (switch to the 8/0); select a pair of hackle tips (gap width, opposed)




    measure for length (shank), tie in






    trim butts, pull tips up and set with thread wraps (Figure-8 between is optional)




    tie in hackle




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



    full frontal




    clip hackle underneath for a flush-floater (optional)






    Regards,
    Scott

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    Scott,

    Fish catcher or not, beautiful pattern and tie.

    Allan

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    I like it. I've been focusing on fishing, and tying for, some larger mayfly hatches in my area over the last few years. This gives me another perspective to try. I especially like the deer hair mid-section for flotation while keeping the abdomen thin.

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