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Chris Patterson - Hook is supposed to be a TMC2487.. sorry for the typo

Current Tags for This Pattern
baetis / Flash / floss / Ice Dub / Nymph /

Higa's SOS

tied by pattech
Fly Type: Nymphs,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: Southwest US,
Imitation: Mayflies,
Material List:
TMC 2484 #16-20
2 mm or 2.5 mm silver bead
8/0 black thread
Black pheasant tail fibers
fine silver wire (danville fine wire or small ultra wire)
Red floss (2 strands)
Peacock black ice dub (black hare dubbing called for in the original)
Black or peacock krystal flash

Tying Instructions: A quick google search on this fly name will give you several options for better SBS than I'm providing here. Just adding it to the database since it's a nice tie and I don't see it here yet.

Thread the bead on the hook and tie in behind the bead
Wrap down into the bend and tie in a few pheasant tail fibers for the tail.
Then catch in the wire on the underside of the hook and wrap the thread forward to a point just beyond the hook point
Wrap the wire forward in open spirals to the thread.
Tie off the wire and trim the excess.
Wrap forward to the bead and tie in two strands of floss on top of the hook. Wrap back over the floss to the wire tie-off point.
Dub a somewhat oversized thorax from the tie-off to just behind the bead.
Take two strands of flash and wrap them around your tying thread. Slide the doubled-over flash down the thread and guide it to the top of the hook, just behind the bead. Run the thread over and between the two pairs of flash strands to separate and lift them.
Pull the two strands of floss forward between the flash wings and tie off directly behind the bead.
Add a tiny bit of dubbing if desired to neaten up the floss butts then tie off directly behind the bead.

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Higa's SOS

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