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Deer Hair Drake SBS


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#1 SBPatt

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 06:38 PM

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A few changes to Michigan tyer Ralph Hannas 1960s creation; subbed moose body hair for pheasant tail on the back end and calftail for deer hair on the wing.


hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - UTC 140 black
tail - moose body hair
ribbing - tying thread
body - deer hair
wing - calftail white
hackle - grizzly

Mash barb, start thread at 3/4 mark

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Clean, stack, measure (shank length) a clump of calftail; tie in/trim butts, cover with thread and wrap to bend

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Clean, stack, measure (a little longer than the hook) a clump of moose body hair; tie in, wrap butts to wing butt junction, cover with thread

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Clean, stack, measure (tips just past the bend) a clump of deer hair; trim to length, tie in, allowing hair to surround the shank

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Spiral thread to bend; one tight wrap to flair the ends and return to tie-in

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Crease wing clump with thumbnail, set angle with thread dam

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Tie in hackle

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Wrap hackle, tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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Regards,
Scott
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#2 Noahguide

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 06:45 PM

Always love your SBSs and ties. Thanks