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2011/2012 Winter Fly Tying 'SBS' Entries
« on: November 18, 2011, 22:30:07 PM »
Please post your fly tying "Step By Step" entries here :cool:

Best wishes
Mike
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Goolager

Re: 2011/2012 Winter Fly Tying 'SBS' Entries
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2011, 23:47:15 PM »
Olive Dun

Dreaming of Olive Uprights & LDO’s (and the fact that no-one has entered a SBS yet) I sat at the vise and mashed a couple of Olive Dun variations together.
Size and colours can be changed (as usual) as can the amount of CDC feathers for the wing depending on conditions.

Hope you like it, I do
•   Hook      Tiemco 900 BL
•   Thread       14/0 cinnamon G/G Sheer
•   Tails      Tostado Claro        Coq De Leon   
•   Rib      Pearsalls’ Gold Silk
•   Body      Olive Brown Spectrablend Dry Fly Dubbing
•   Legs      Tan CDC
•   Wing      Natural CDC

1)   Set your hook in the vise and apply a layer of thread, which you have just waxed, down to a point halfway down the body. Trim the tag end of thread.




2)   Select 4-6 fibres of Coq De Leon and set it on the hook with a couple of ‘flat’ wraps of thread. Note that having the tail approx. the same length of the body works fine.




3)   Place a wrap of thread under the tails to lift and splay them slightly before running it in flat wraps back up to the thorax area.




4)   Tie in a length of the infamous Pearsalls’ Gold Silk and secure it all the way down the body stopping approx. 2mm from the tail.




5)   Wax the thread and apply a fine rope of dubbing. Continue the thread down to the tail to lose the short un-dubbed section of thread.
   Wind the dubbing up the hook shank, applying dubbing if required, until a carrot or cigar shape is formed, whichever you fancy.




6)   Wind on the ribbing in as many wraps as you see fit – doesn’t the real beastie have 8 or so ‘segments’?
   Tie off rib and remove tag.




7)   Select CDC feather for the ‘legs’ and place fibres into split thread. There are various  methods of installing the CDC into the split thread but always have the prepared feather at hand before splitting the thread. Spinning the bobbin holder anti-clockwise (when looking from above the vise, down toward the bobbin holder) will separate the fibres resulting in a flat thread which can easily be split with your needle. Spin the bobbin holder clockwise (after inserting the CDC fibres) and this will twist the thread locking in the fibres. Wind on as much fibres as you see fit remembering that the effective fibres are the ones underneath or at the side of the finished fly. I often cut unnecessary fibres ‘flushish’ along the top of the shank.




11)    Select 3 or 4 decent CDC feathers, align the tips and offer them up to the hook adjusting the tie in position until you are happy with the wing length. Secure with a couple of tight wraps and lock the wing in place with wraps behind the wing and in front of the lifted butts.




12)   Whip finish the fly at the head under the lifted CDC butts. Cut the thread tag & then cut the CDC butts as close to the fly head as you require and at whichever angle suits.




Violin! Fly done, Trout in the bag!

Iain

Mike Barrio

Re: 2011/2012 Winter Fly Tying 'SBS' Entries
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2011, 23:55:32 PM »
Nice, very nice Iain, a cracking fly and an excellent SBS :z16

Best wishes
Mike
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Barry Robertson

Re: 2011/2012 Winter Fly Tying 'SBS' Entries
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2011, 16:09:13 PM »
Nice fly Iain  :z14

jpm75

Re: 2011/2012 Winter Fly Tying 'SBS' Entries
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2011, 12:30:56 PM »
Lovely fly Iian. I really have to get a sbs done for next month. Been busy tying salmon flies.
John

Sandy Nelson

Re: 2011/2012 Winter Fly Tying 'SBS' Entries
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2011, 14:48:35 PM »
"The Tumbling Rhyac"

Here's a heavy Czech nymph style fly the Don trout should love :z16

Hook : TMB 206BL size 10
Thread: Bennechi 12/0 light grey and 14/0 ultra thread in chartreuse
Legs: Female Black Grouse
Body: Any Chartreuse Antron, i've used EP fibres.
Rib: Glo Brite Floss no.12
Beads: 1x 3/32nd Tungsten and 2 x 7/64th tungsten in Black Nickel

Step 1: Put the hook in the vice



Step 2: Add the beads to the hook with the smallest one on first and start with the grey thread



Step 3: Take a feather with a nice mottle and preferably light tips, this one is from a Black Grouse, but any brown game bird would do.



Step 4: Take about 6-7 fibres and tie in behind the bead, pointing aft.



Step 5: Push the 2nd bead hard against the first to make the fibres splay out and tie it in



Step 6: Take another 6-7 fibres and tie in slightly longer than the first ones again pointing aft.



Step 7: Push the 3rd bead hard up against the 2nd to make the fibres splay out and take another 6-7 fibres and this time tie them on slightly longer than the last ones but facing forward, then whip finish the grey thread and cut.



Step 8: Change to the Chartreuse thread and tie in the Antron and the floss.



Step 9: Take 6-7 grouse fibres and tie them in, they should make a tail about 2-3mm longer than where the hooks meets the vice.



Step 10: Tie in the body and tail materials right down to where the hook meets the vice and then wind thread back up the hook to form a nice tapering body.



Step 11: Twist the antron into a rope and by varying the tension try to make the body a nice tapered shape, wind up to the 3rd bead.



Step 12: Next wind the rib up and keep it very tight to make the body into subtle segments, try to get the rib into the point where the antron rope touches itself, this will help the segmentation. Tie off and snip the floss and antron.



Step 13: Whip finish behind the 3rd bead and invert the fly.



Step 14: Put a good drop of varnish over the back of the 3 beads and the whip finished part, let it soak round to where the legs are rather than try to apply the varnish between the legs.



Step 15: Carefully apply some brown permanent marker to the back of the fly, let it bleed slightly around the segments but not much, if you do it a little at a time , it is much easier, you want the fly to stay bright green :z16



The finished fly, just waiting to bounce along the bottom of the river looking just like a dislodged Rhyac, now you can see the small tail that was hidden in the vice right up until it was released.




Hope you like it :z16

Sandy
« Last Edit: December 27, 2011, 18:00:46 PM by Spiderman »
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Mike Barrio

Re: 2011/2012 Winter Fly Tying 'SBS' Entries
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2011, 15:33:13 PM »
Nice one Sandy, very nice :z16

Cheers
Mike
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Mike Barrio

Re: 2011/2012 Winter Fly Tying 'SBS' Entries
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012, 00:33:02 AM »
Only two entries for the Winter Fly Tying "SBS" ..... Good job we didn't make it monthly like last year :z4

Best wishes
Mike
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Mike Barrio

Re: 2011/2012 Winter Fly Tying 'SBS' Entries
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2012, 13:42:52 PM »
Hi folks :cool:

This is still running until the end of March 2012 :wink

Best wishes
Mike
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adambrain

Re: 2011/2012 Winter Fly Tying 'SBS' Entries
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2012, 14:33:44 PM »
I' give it a pop tonight Mike for my 1st SBS.


Adam.

adambrain

Re: 2011/2012 Winter Fly Tying 'SBS' Entries
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2012, 21:26:42 PM »
Ok, here we go. This is my 1st SBS of my " go to fly " never leave home without them, ever !!


Olive gold head hares ear type nymph.

Materials:
Small gold bead
Hook- kamasan B170 size 12
Body- Olive llama mix
Thread- Olive uni 6/0
Wing bud- Uni- mylar peacock#12
Rib- Ultra wire chartreuse ( this one is a bit think but thats all I had- not worried tho )
Tail- Olive mallard fibres

Start by putting on the bead and tying in the thread.


Tie in the tail fibres


Secure the rib


Now twist on the llama mix and make3-4 wraps until about 2 thirds up the body.


Tie in the Mylar, this will form the wing buds and continue with the llama mix tapering slightly to the bead.

Make 3-4 turns witht the rib dodging the mylar tag end, then pull the mylar over and secure with the wire with a good few tight turns and whip finish and I usually put a blob of varnish on the top for extra shine.

And there we go. A bit rough but its a first



 




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