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Its not a bugger or a popper,   Its a carey special (maybe)

 

tail pheasant rump (gray).  Peacock hurl

gold oval tinsel

silver flat tinsel

pheasant rump wing tied softhackle style.

 

black 6/0 danvilles

 

sally hansen head.

 

Tied on a Nor-Vise.

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Diane

Body - Silver embossed tinsel
Throat - Red hackle fibers
Wing - Purple over white nylon (unknown material), I used bucktail
Topping - Peacock herl

An Ora Smith Pattern

Art of Angling Journal Volume 2 Issue 1

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Another Royal Wulff #12... better proportions on this one... Thank you, Flytire, for donating the peacock! (I've recently bleached and dyed some, too, but haven't tied with those yet...)

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17 minutes ago, chugbug27 said:

 

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Beautiful Royal Wulf that is one of the many patterns I cant quite get right. 

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1 hour ago, Landon P said:

I cant quite get right

What part/s?

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1 hour ago, Landon P said:

Beautiful Royal Wulf that is one of the many patterns I cant quite get right. 

Thanks!

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22 minutes ago, chugbug27 said:

What part/s?

I have trouble with getting the wings in the right spot and angle and then wrapping the hackle the proper way. Also I had some trouble on the body. Then again i havent tried tying on recently so maybe i should!

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Splitsville Caddis Muddler

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Generic; not for any particular bug.

hook - WFC Model 3 #12
thread - Veevus 8/0 tan
shuck - Congo Hair gold
body - biot tan
thorax - dubbing tan
post - UTC 140 cream
hackle - barred cream (undersize by 1)
head/wing - deer hair bleached


Regards, 
Scott

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1 hour ago, Landon P said:

wings in the right spot

Tie in @ about 1/3 back from where the head starts. (The fly has six roughly equal parts between head and tail -- hackle, wing, hackle, herl, floss, herl.) 

2 hours ago, Landon P said:

angle

Straight up. (Mine bent a little forward). Then 45° out each side (mine are more like 20°)

2 hours ago, Landon P said:

wrapping the hackle the proper way.

Complicated.... A smooth thread base is mandatory. Hate to say it but good hackle helps. (Helps me anyways).

Barry Ord Clarke has a good video... I think maybe Flytire posted it somewhere recently (hats off...)

 

Many say and I agree, though, the best resource is Leeson & Schollmeyer's Benchside Reference. They come up on eBay here & there. Retail is steep. In Feb someone paid $55 used (see link below), which is a decent price, but you might get it for less if you hunt & wait. Whenever I get stuck the answer's always there. (Or here on this forum)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Fly-Tiers-Benchside-Reference-Jim-Schollmeyer-Ted-Leeson-VERY-GOOD/184172549125?epid=689800&hash=item2ae18a1405:g:ZPYAAOSwzsleSJtf#vi__app-cvip-panel

Your tying is great, so I'm sure you can get it in no time

(The proportions are just my opinion from what I like to see. I'm sure there are others who tie it differently, and I don't have any originals or any books or videos by Wulff himself.)

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SBPatt, I love that splitsville caddis! 
 

Kimo, those little feather game changers look deadly. 

Pete, I like that little shiner pattern too. Simple but deadly I’m sure. I do similar things with pearl mylar tubing to imitate mosquitofish   

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