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Saunders' Sheep Fly SBS
Posted 24 October 2017 - 04:16 AM
A vintage Appalachian pattern from N.C. tyer Newland Saunders. Not to be confused with the Sheep Creek Special; use it as a cranefly, nymph or streamer.
hook Mustad 79580 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
underbody - non-tox wire .030
tail - hen back mottled brown
body - dubbing muskrat/rabbit/squirrel mix (original may have called for woodchuck but my supply is depleted so subbed squirrel)
hackle - hen back mottled brown
wing - hackle tips grizzly
mash barb, cover shank with non-tox; start thread
strip some hackle fibers, measure (gap width past bend), tie in
dub thread/dub tapered body
tie in hackle by tip; wrap, tie off/trim
measure (tips to rear of body) a pair of hackles (back to back)
tie in/trim, whip finish, SHHAN
Posted 10 July 2019 - 02:53 PM
Posted 10 July 2019 - 03:13 PM
Will change as it is tied to the number of posts you have made.
Posted 10 July 2019 - 03:42 PM
Welcome to the Sa Squash. "Bait Fisherman" is equal to "new member". As you participate (like Rick says) it will change.
On the other hand, if you tick off one of the "big wigs" like Steeldrifter ... you get mean sayings like mine.
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