The Belmont (variation) SBS

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The Belmont (variation) SBS

Postby ScottP » Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:03 pm

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Not the third leg of the Triple Crown; a lake pattern from Shetland. Wouldn't have bothered with a SBS since most of it is pretty basic, but I was watching a Davie McPhail video and saw a cool way to tie in peacock sword, keeping the curvature of the fibers intact, so I thought I'd throw it in.

hook - Mustad 3399A #12
thread - Danville 6/0 black
rib - tinsel gold
abdomen - peacock herl
hackle - hen brown
underwing - Krystal Flash red
wing - peacock sword


mash barb, start thread, tie in tinsel and wrap to bend

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tie in some peacock; twist around thread and wrap forward, one eye width back from the eye

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counterwrap rib; tie off/trim

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strip fibers off one side of hackle, tie in by tip; wrap, tie off/trim

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stroke fibers down, back, cover with thread

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tie in KF; trim even with bend

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trim some sword fibers, still attached to the quill

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measure (gap width past bend), curved over the back

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tie in, trim, build head, whip, SHHAN (thanks again, Davie)

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Regards,
Scott
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Re: The Belmont (variation) SBS

Postby hankaye » Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:13 pm

ScottP. Howdy;

Nice tip with the swords, thanks for passing it along.

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Re: The Belmont (variation) SBS

Postby letumgo » Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:26 am

Marvelous! I will be adding some of these to my spring assortment.

That's a great tip, btw. I love using peacock swords. The iridescent blue is so pretty.
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