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    Default Midgar Bomber SBS



    Found this on a Norwegian site; floatation should not be an issue.

    hook ? Mustad 94840 #6
    thread/rib - UTC 140 black
    tail - calftail white
    butt/head - 2mm foam white
    body - deer hair
    hackle - grizzly (undersize by 2)

    Part 1

    Mash barb, start thread; wrap to bend




    Clean, stack, measure (shank length) a clump of calftail; tie in/trim






    Taper foam strip (gap width), measure (1/2 tail length), tie in








    Brush shank with Super Glue, tie down foam to hook eye




    Fold foam over eye; tie down/trim




    Stroke hackle fibers back; tie in by tip

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    Part 2

    Clean a clump of deer hair; trim tips, tie in




    Lather, rinse, repeat to eye; tie off, trim thread




    Flip it over on it’s back, lay razor blade on eye and push to rear






    Trim body to shape




    Re-attach thread at eye, wrap hackle forward, tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN








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    Scott
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    Midgar Bomber DHH variation



    It was a b.tch to spin deer hair on that substrate, so I cheated. October Caddis in this size; bigger iron for a salmonfly

    hook – Mustad 94840 #8
    thread/rib - UTC 140 burnt orange
    tail - fox squirrel tail
    butt/head - 2mm foam rust
    body/hackle - deer hair dyed orange

    Tail/butt/head sequence is the same as the traditional Midgar so we’ll skip those steps

    Create a thread loop, wax; clean, stack, measure (1.5 gap width) a clump of deer hair; insert in clip, trim butts




    Insert clip in loop, release, spin








    Wet fingers, stroke fibers back, wrap hackle




    Repeat as needed; half hitch x 2, SHHAN








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    Nice tie Scott. I can see doing this in different colors. Need to get going for Spring!
    Mike

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    Midgar Bomber DHH II







    Trimmed out the hair underneath, added a shoulder and indicator since it’s hard for me to pick out a dark fly on typical gloomy skwala days.

    hook - WFC Model 6 #6
    thread - UTC 140 black
    tail - calftail black
    body - deer hair olive
    shoulder hackle - pheasant rump dyed olive
    indicator - 1mm foam orange
    butt/head - 1mm foam olive


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    Scott
    Last edited by ScottP; 02-10-2020 at 08:57 PM.
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    I tie a lot of bombers on salmon hooks in the 1/0 range for coho. They do not catch as many fish as other patterns, but they are almost always the most memorable fish of the day... A little foam might not be a bad idea for getting them to stay on top... and still look like a traditional fly.

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    ScottP,

    Bombers are one of my go to patterns for smallmouth bass, let them skitter down-stream and across on a tightline and hang on.

    I love this pattern with the added foam. Your solution of using the dubbing loop is brilliant. Spinning deer hair on foam is difficult - I would probably go with a bunch of stacked bunches but that adds to the tying time.

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    Alberto

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    Midgar Bomber DHH II







    Another shade of skwala.

    hook - WFC Model 6 #8
    thread - UTC 140 black
    tail - calftail black
    body - deer hair brown
    shoulder hackle - pheasant rump dyed brown
    indicator - 1mm foam orange
    butt/head - 1mm foam brown


    Regards,
    Scott
    Just a tourist passing through


    SBS Index updated 2/21/18

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