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DSFlymanJanuary 19th, 2009, 9:10 pm
Posts: 13My last one! A gift from a buddy and it fishes amazing. size 18. Any ideas on how to put this sucker together. I can identify most of the mats.

DS Flyman
TaxonJanuary 19th, 2009, 10:15 pm
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Royse City, TX

Posts: 1348

Well, no two flytyers are likely to follow the exact same sequence of steps, but from what I can see of the construction of the fly, if I were to try to exactly duplicate it, as opposed to trying to improve on it, here is the sequence of steps I would probably use:

1) crimp barb
2) place hook in vise
3) tie on barbell eyes
4) tie in strip of mylar on top of hook, winding it with thread back to bend of hook
5) form two dubbing loops, one in front and one in back of mylar
6) dub abdomen with front dubbing loop and tie down
7) pull mylar over abdomen and tie down
8) with back dubbing loop, take several turns behind abdomen, and then wind forward ribbing abdomen
9) dub thorax
10) tie in wing cases
11) tie in a hackle
12) wind several turns of hackle to form legs
13) dub over barbell eye tiedown wraps to form head
14) attach antennae
16) whip finish
17) apply head cement to whip finish wraps

It kind of looks to me like the fly has a shiny head, but without being able to see the fly a lot better, I have no idea how head was constructed. Hope this info is useful to you.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
JADJanuary 20th, 2009, 10:40 am
Alexandria Pa

Posts: 362
Good job Taxon
Question for DSFlyman the fly body is it a series of beads with dub over and between or is it some flashy material. Other than that pretty stright forward pupa.

John -JAD

They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cockís wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,
DSFlymanJanuary 21st, 2009, 9:22 am
Posts: 13The body looks to be dubbed normally with a mylar ribbing. That's what I've been experimenting with. I've been using green antron with a splash of Fire-Star Caddis mylar dubbing.

I can't seem to get the wing pads or the hackle right. The fly is so damn small. The head looks like black thread built up.

any suggestions on the hackle/wing pads?
DS Flyman
TaxonJanuary 21st, 2009, 10:27 am
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Royse City, TX

Posts: 1348

Quill wing cases are a bitch to cut to size and attach even in larger sizes. I can only imagine how difficult they might be in tiny sizes.

For tiny black wet hackle, I'd probably use Starling.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck

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