Sherbrook's Le Velo Grise SBS

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Sherbrook's Le Velo Grise SBS

Postby ScottP » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:18 am

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Minimum materials, maximum loops; I'm guessing a caddis of some sort. Original calls for white-tipped goose for the wings; got none of that but did find some mallard that provides a similar effect (he does mention that all grey works fine, too).

hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - MFC 8/0 sand
body/head - pheasant aftershaft feathers
hackle - guinea
wing - mallard


mash barb; start thread, wrap to bend, create the first (of several) loop

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insert aftershaft in loop; spin

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wrap, tie off/trim thread loop

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repeat, as needed (3 used on this hook size) 'till you reach the 3/4 mark

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prep guinea feather, tie in by tip, take a few wraps; tie off/trim

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snip a section of mallard quill (gap width) from matching feathers

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tent over the hook (tips just past the bend); tie in, trim butts

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one more time with the loop/aftershaft

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wrap, tie off/trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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Re: Sherbrook's Le Velo Grise SBS

Postby letumgo » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:09 am

Scott - Are you finding these Sherbrook patterns in a book? If so, could you post the book title?

Very interesting pattern. I need to give this a try. I am very curious to see how it behaves on the water, and what it looks like when it gets pulled under the surface. It seems like the aftershaft feathers would behave sort of like CDC. I am wondering if it will form an silvery air bubble around the body when it gets pulled under (ala diving caddis imitation).

Brilliant tutorial. You need to seriously think about doing a book, or at least approaching a magazine to publish tying articles. Good stuff!
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Re: Sherbrook's Le Velo Grise SBS

Postby ScottP » Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:08 pm

Ray,

Thanks. Saw a picture of it on Flytyingforum.com
Did a bit of interweb searching and found the author, who's real name is Geert Werbrouk, posted a bit more info on this fly, and lots of other ones, on classicflytying.com Worth checking out.

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Re: Sherbrook's Le Velo Grise SBS

Postby tie2fish » Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:06 pm

Backtracking on Sherbrook's "Copper & Grouse" pattern referenced in Scott's previous post, I found it on a Flytyingforum page that also shows many of his other ties/patterns. Imaginative and prolific, with obvious tying skills.
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Re: Sherbrook's Le Velo Grise SBS

Postby letumgo » Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:41 pm

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I know his work. Really impressive fly tyer.
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Re: Sherbrook's Le Velo Grise SBS

Postby flyfud1 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:26 pm

A new Kindle book entitled "Creative Wet Flies by Geert Werbrouk" has been just released. Written by Dale Darling and Geert this book shows many of the creative wet flies Geert has tied.

Disclaimer: I know and have fished with both of the individuals involved with this book. I have no financial interest in the book.

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Re: Geert Werbrouck

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Re: Sherbrook's Le Velo Grise SBS

Postby ScottP » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:19 am

flyfud1 wrote:A new Kindle book entitled "Creative Wet Flies by Geert Werbrouk" has been just released. Written by Dale Darling and Geert this book shows many of the creative wet flies Geert has tied.


Charlie,

Thanks for the info; I look forward to seeing that.

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