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This forum's been pretty lame lately. While we all wait for the next Bob Pop, Mark Gustavason (SP?), David Nelson, Chris Taylor... to show up, I figured I'd post a little step by step.

 

Wether you like the fly or not, I tried to capture a bunch of techniques that can be applied to what ever suits you.

 

I'm always looking for different influences. LAtely it's been the north west steel head stuff. Over there the steel eat squid and shrimp. Stripers eat squid and shrimp...

 

Started off with a selection of materials that will give me a couple things: big size will minimum bulk, lots of movement, a pale and mottled color way and hopefully a little class...Settled on some peacock, lady amherst, a pink synthetic dubbing mix, some shell pink hackle and the requisite JC. Going to tie it all on a big Alec Jackson.

http://cdn.stripersonline.com/c/c0/c092366f_DSC05822.jpeg

 

Chose a pair of JC first because they're going to dictate the the size and proportion of the fly. Also split the LA feather (ended up using a paler one than in the previous pic).

http://cdn.stripersonline.com/d/dc/dc0d3230_DSC05825.jpeg

 

Pair of dumbell eyes and then load a dubbing loop for the butt bump that will give the tail material a wide profile and prevent it from collapsing. http://cdn.stripersonline.com/5/5f/5f77094d_DSC05829.jpeg

 

Get a nice big bump of dubbing and tie a peacock eye in by the tip (soaked in warm water for a few minutes prior). http://cdn.stripersonline.com/c/cf/cfa1031f_DSC05834.jpeg

http://cdn.stripersonline.com/6/6b/6b5df3d3_DSC05835.jpeg

 

Fold and wrap. Add four or five hackle.

http://cdn.stripersonline.com/c/c2/c246e846_DSC05839.jpeg

 

Hit the JC with a little Sally Hanson and tie them in. The add the LA feather and some pink body braid. http://cdn.stripersonline.com/3/32/32504594_DSC05841.jpeg

 

Hit the shank with a light coat of Sally and wrap the braid. Then palmer the LA forward. I add a LIGHT line of super glue down the raskus of the LA before palmering so it won't come loose. This is a little risky because once it hits the shank, it's there for ever. One shot!

http://cdn.stripersonline.com/d/d7/d7de9796_DSC05844.jpeg

 

Wrap another peacock eye at the head and you've got a spikey mess!

http://cdn.stripersonline.com/7/78/784b692b_DSC05850.jpeg

 

Run it under some hot water to see what you've got:

http://cdn.stripersonline.com/5/5b/5b5bb825_DSC05853.jpeg

http://cdn.stripersonline.com/f/f6/f6b9c173_DSC05857.jpeg

 

Wetted out you can see that there's not THAT much stuff on the hook.

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Very nice Wendell. Something about pictures

of fine flytying materials and an empty glass

of bourbon gives me a warm fuzzy feeling

inside.:)

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Thanks Orca. The shot glass is actually a tying tool. I mix dubbing in it. Its got a round bottom so I can plunge my scissors into to chop up flash.

 

I wish the pictures were embedded instead of links. For some reason my Mac w/ Safari doesn't play well with SOL.

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Pacific Northwest fly patterns are a continual source of inspiration for me as well. Glad to see something fresh up on the board. Perhaps it's time to open the tying tote...

 

Thanks for the post Wendell.

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Fixed:

 

This forum's been pretty lame lately. While we all wait for the next Bob Pop, Mark Gustavason (SP?), David Nelson, Chris Taylor... to show up, I figured I'd post a little step by step.

 

Wether you like the fly or not, I tried to capture a bunch of techniques that can be applied to what ever suits you.

 

I'm always looking for different influences. LAtely it's been the north west steel head stuff. Over there the steel eat squid and shrimp. Stripers eat squid and shrimp...

 

Started off with a selection of materials that will give me a couple things: big size will minimum bulk, lots of movement, a pale and mottled color way and hopefully a little class...Settled on some peacock, lady amherst, a pink synthetic dubbing mix, some shell pink hackle and the requisite JC. Going to tie it all on a big Alec Jackson.

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Chose a pair of JC first because they're going to dictate the the size and proportion of the fly. Also split the LA feather (ended up using a paler one than in the previous pic).

p><p>  Hit the shank with a light coat of Sally and wrap the braid. Then palmer the LA forward. I add a LIGHT line of super glue down the raskus of the LA before palmering so it won

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Wrap another peacock eye at the head and you've got a spikey mess!

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Run it under some hot water to see what you've got:

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Wetted out you can see that there's not THAT much stuff on the hook.

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