BWO Softhackle SBS

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BWO Softhackle SBS

Postby ScottP » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:25 am

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Lot's of input on this one. A variation on UC Steve's version (especially like the black rabbit wingcase; you could sub marabou); swapped out the dubbed body with fibers from the "other" side of a pheasant tail feather, per Larry Jurgens suggestion
http://lojsflytyingbugstuff.blogspot.com/2014/11/back-to-posting-it-has-been-loooong.html

hook - Dai Riki 320 #16
thread - MFC 8/0 brown
rib - x-small wire copper
tail - pheasant tail (the "good" side)
abdomen - pheasant tail (the "other" side")
thorax - dubbing dark hare's ear/olive/brown/dun mix
wing case - black rabbit
hackle - brown hen
head - a bit more of the thorax


mash barb, start thread and tie in rib (should have tied in the hackle to start things off, but I forgot)

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pull off a few pheasant tail fibers, measure (shank); tie in

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pull off a few fibers from the other side, tie in by tips; wrap forward and tie off

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counter-wrap the rib; helicopter and tie off

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dub thorax

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take a clump of rabbit (sans guard hare hair), tie in front of the thorax, fold back; trim over the abdomen

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prep hackle, tie in; sweep fibers back (wet fingers help) and wrap

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dub head; half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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Re: BWO Softhackle SBS

Postby tie2fish » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:10 am

That is very nicely done, Scott.
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Re: BWO Softhackle SBS

Postby Smuggler » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:14 am

Oh boy. . That is a fine looking fly. I'll be tying some of these when I get home.
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Re: BWO Softhackle SBS

Postby letumgo » Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:42 am

Oh wow! Great pattern and tutorial. I too, will be tying some of these. I will fish these with confidence.

Thanks Scott. Just yesterday I was thinking, "I hoping Scott adds another tutorial soon." Nice addition to the reference section. ;)
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Re: BWO Softhackle SBS

Postby crazy4oldcars » Sat May 02, 2015 9:29 am

Nice! I will start incorporating that dark wing-case into a few patterns. I like the look of that.
I have not really noticed a "Good" side and "Other" side to a pheasant tail. Your's shows a much more distinct color difference than the few I have. I must have just have gotten lucky. I have noticed a difference between the center tail feathers and the lesser tail feathers. The lesser feathers are softer (thinner) and somewhat lighter than the primary tail feathers. I use them all pretty indiscriminately and interchangeably. Must be a little Scots blood in there somewhere. :oops: :lol:

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