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Cholla Caddis SBS
Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:54 PM
Playing around with the sharpie feathers gave me an idea for a Jingler Elk Hair variant. Change color/size to suit your needs; partridge or a host of other feathers could be used, as well.
hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - UTC 140 tan
rib - x-small wire copper
body - Ice Dub hare's ear
body hackle - grizzly (undersize by 1)
wing - deer hair
shoulder hackle - sharptail grouse
front hackle - grizzly
head - 1mm foam tan
mash barb, start thread at head
tie in a strip of foam (about 1/2 gap width) at eye; fold back, tie down/trim
tie in rib, wrap to bend
dub thread/dub body
tie in hackle; wrap to bend
rib thru hackle; helicopter end, cover with thread, trim hackle tip
clean, stack, measure (tips to bend) a clump of deer hair; trimbutts/tie in
tie in grouse by tip; wrap, tie off/trim
tie in hackle
wrap, tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN
Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:04 PM
That looks like it should be irresistible to the fish. I love it! But- what's the function of the foam head? With all that hackle it can't be for floatation.
Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:45 AM
what's the function of the foam head? With all that hackle it can't be for floatation.
Every little bit helps.