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    Default Appalachian Hopper SBS



    Cue the Copland. Lot of Elk Hair Caddis influence here.

    hook -Dai Riki 300 #10
    thread - UTC 140 chartreuse
    rib - x-fine wire chartreuse
    tail - calftail white over red
    abdomen - antron dubbing insect green
    body hackle - dark ginger
    wing - mule deer
    legs - medium barred rubber red

    Part 1

    mash barb, start thread at 3/4, tie in rib and wrap to the bend




    clean, stack, measure (gap width past bend) a clump of red calftail; tie in






    repeat with white; wrap to 3/4 mark, trim butts






    dub thread/dub body






    tie in hackle; wrap to tail



    Just a tourist passing through


    SBS Index updated 2/21/18

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    Part 2

    capture tip with wire; continue rib thru hackle to 3/4 mark, helicopter end, cover with thread, trim hackle






    a bit more dubbing




    clean, stack, measure (halfway point of tail) a clump of deer hair; trim to length




    spin bobbin to tighten thread, tie in with 2 soft loops; maintain pinch on deer hair, pull tight




    cross thread over deer hair back to 3/4 mark and tie down wing




    tie in legs




    cross thread over head to eye, half hitch x 2, SHHAN; trim legs








    Regards,
    Scott
    Just a tourist passing through


    SBS Index updated 2/21/18

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    Looks more like an Earl Madsen dry skunk fly with body hackle.

    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishbum View Post
    Looks more like an Earl Madsen dry skunk fly with body hackle


    A definite resemblance

    Regards,
    Scott
    Just a tourist passing through


    SBS Index updated 2/21/18

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