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Abigail Adams SBS

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Rubenesque (she is in a family way, after all)

 

hook - TMC 5212 #10

thread - Uni 6/0 tan/MFC 8/0 brown

tail - moose body

egg sac - deer hair chartreuse

body - deer hair

wing - hen hackle tips grizzly

hackle - brown/grizzly

 

 

mash barb; start thread at hook point, wrap to barb

 

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clean, stack, measure (a bit less than shank) a clump of moose body; tie in, trim butts short

 

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clean, trim a clump of chartreuse deer hair; surround shank, 2 soft loops, pull tight

 

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clean, trim standard deer hair; 2 soft loops, let it spin, half hitch in front and pack

 

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repeat as many times as necessary to fill up 60% of the shank; trim thread

 

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flip it over, lay razor on hook eye as index for belly, push straight back

 

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rough cut

 

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full-figured

 

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attach brown thread, take a pair of hen hackle tips (gap width), put them together with the tips curving away from each other, measure for length (not quite shank length); tie in at 80% mark

 

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trim butts, smooth with thread; pull wings up/back, wrap in front and between to set the proper angle

 

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tie in hackle

 

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wrap hackle, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

 

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Regards,

Scott

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