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MCM Foam Stone SBS

MCM Foam Stone SBS

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#1 SBPatt

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:46 AM

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Got the idea for this Rogue variation from a pic over on Westfly; thanks Chad.  Lots of steps here but, again, pretty simple to tie and although I love bulletheads, this should be a bit more durable; change colors to suit your needs.
 
hook - Dai Riki 280 #8
thread - UTC 140 tan
body - 2mm foam
rear feelers - rubber medium tan barred
underwing - landscape fabric
wing - elk hair
thorax - Ice Dub  golden brown
front legs - rubber medium tan barred
indicator - 2mm foam
 
 
Insert needle in vise
 
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fold a strip of foam (hook gap width), push it onto needle
 
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start tying thread on needle
 
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fold foam over needle, adjust to where you want the first segment
 
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wrap thread around foam, pull slowly but firmly so you don't cut the foam and add a couple more wraps
 
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trim butt at an angle
 
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tie in feelers, "split the uprights", and create second segment
 
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repeat twice, then tie off; slide off the needle and SHHAN the wraps
 
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insert hook in vise; poke a hole in the foam and push onto eye of hook (trim the bottom portion but keep the top long)
 
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start thread on hook and wrap back to 50 % mark (not sure if I like the thorax this big; may shorten it up a bit)
 
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tie in 2mm x 2mm binder strip and apply  Super Glue; optional, but it really helps anchor the foam body on the hook
 
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tie down body and wrap forward to hook eye
 
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prepare underwing (hook gap width) and tie in; extend back to butt of fly
 
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clean & stack a clump of elk hair and tie in
 
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dub thread/dub thorax; finish at the eye
 
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fold foam over, extending past eye and tie down
 
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return thread to back of thorax and tie down foam
 
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tie in legs
 
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trim foam and taper end
 
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tie in indicator, whip finish, SHHAN
 
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taper head
 
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and you're done
 
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Regards,
Scott

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#2 flpanfisher

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:16 AM

Very nice SBS with great pictures showing every step. Might have to tie a few of these up for some Florida panfish. Thanks for the time and effort you put in on this.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:29 PM

Great looking fly. I am always looking for a good durable floater.

As well I especially like your use of common house hold material ...underwing - landscape fabric.

What a great durable and cheap material. Do you use this in any other patterns?

Again Thanks

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:16 AM

Hit a good hatch of THE big bug the other day
 
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I feel like a peeping Tom
 
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Fished a Rogue and did very well
 
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after
 
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decided to tie up some of the MCM's in salmonfly colors to see if
a. it would catch fish 
2. it would stand the abuse
 
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yes on both counts; this one took a pretty good beating and held up well (these are both "after" pics), a lot less fragile than the Rogue.  
 
Regards,
Scott
 

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