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    Default Splitsville Sparkle Dun SBS



    I hate tying sparkle duns, mainly because I can't; this variation makes it almost fun. Tied here as an Adams/callibaetis; change color/size to suit your needs.


    hook - WFC Model 3 #14
    thread - UTC 140 grey brown
    shuck - Congo Hair brown
    abdomen - tying thread
    loop - tying thread
    hackle - grizzly
    thorax - dubbing hare's ear (too lazy to dig out the muskrat)
    wing - deer hair

    Part 1

    start thread one eye width back from eye




    clean, stack, measure (hook length) a clump of deer hair; spin the thread tight and tie in






    pull some fibers back, take a wrap thru, repeat, set wing angle with wraps in front and trim butts




    tie in CH at base of butts, fold over, wrap to bend; return to base of wing, creating tapered body, trim shuck (gap width)






    create loop




    tie in hackle; insert loop onto gallows




    wrap hackle up (distance = back of thorax to eye)

    Just a tourist passing through


    SBS Index updated 2/21/18

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    Part 2

    and back down; tie off at base/trim




    stroke fibers back




    dub thread/dub thorax; take a wrap or two in front of wing






    pull hackle forward thru wing (splitting it in half and giving the fly it's name)




    tie hackle down, fold loop back, half hitch x 2, SHHAN








    Regards,
    Scott
    Just a tourist passing through


    SBS Index updated 2/21/18

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