Schroeder's Carrot Nymph (variation) SBS

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Schroeder's Carrot Nymph (variation) SBS

Postby ScottP » Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:03 pm

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Similar in concept to the Lightning Bug Softhackle.

hook - Dai Riki 280 #10
underbody - .025 non-tox (optional)
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - pheasant tail
rib - x-small wire copper
tail - pheasant tail
abdomen - Uni-stretch orange
shellback/thorax - peacock herl
hackle - Indian hen


mash barb, wrap shank with non-tox; cover with thread, tie in rib

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measure (gap width past bend) some pheasant tail fibers; tie in/trim

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tie in some peacock herl

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tie in Uni-stretch; wrap to 2/3 mark, tie off/trim

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pull peacock forward; tie off but don't trim

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counterwrap abdomen with wire; helicopter end, cover with thread wraps

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tie in hackle by tip

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twist herl (created thread loop, forgot to take a pic)

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stroke hackle back over herl; wrap forward

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finish with a turn of peacock; tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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Re: Schroeder's Carrot Nymph (variation) SBS

Postby letumgo » Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:58 pm

Scott - Thank you for another brilliant SBS tutorial. That fly is a thing of beauty, and the tying is equally impressive. I think we are channelling some of the same energy. Earlier today I was playing around with nymphs tyed with peacock herl dorsal stripes and thoraxes. When I looked at the tutorial, it seemed like serendipity.

I'd fish this with confidence...
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Re: Schroeder's Carrot Nymph (variation) SBS

Postby hankaye » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:35 pm

ScottP. Howdy;

Good lookin' fly. Truly ...

Question, When you did the bit with the hurl and the hackle, did yo fold
the hackle over the hurl so's to have the hurl covered with the hackle ???
However ya did it it sure looks a winner.

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Re: Schroeder's Carrot Nymph (variation) SBS

Postby ScottP » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:49 pm

hankaye wrote:Question, When you did the bit with the hurl and the hackle, did yo fold
the hackle over the hurl so's to have the hurl covered with the hackle ???


Hank,

I didn't run scissors along both sides of the the quill like I normally do to fold hackle, but stroking the fibers (with wet fingers) against the peacock herl pretty much accomplished the same thing.

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Re: Schroeder's Carrot Nymph (variation) SBS

Postby tie2fish » Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:22 am

Great effect with the herl/hackle wrap, Scott.
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Re: Schroeder's Carrot Nymph (variation) SBS

Postby hankaye » Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:17 am

ScottP. Howdy;

Thanks for the answer, It is a great effect.

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