Sanchez One Feather Wet Fly SBS

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Sanchez One Feather Wet Fly SBS

Postby ScottP » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:47 am

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Took about as long to type the title as it did to tie the fly; nice and simple.

hook - Dai Riki 320 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
rib - Krystal Flash pearl
abdomen/thorax - dubbing hare's ear
wing/hackle - hen mottled brown


mash barb, start thread; tie in KF and wrap to bend

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dub thread/dub abdomen

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counterwrap rib; tie off/trim

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prep feather

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measure (tip a bit past bend) and tie in

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dub thorax

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stroke hackle fibers back

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wrap hackle, tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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Re: Sanchez One-Feather Wet Fly SBS

Postby swellcat » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:45 am

It hollers, "Caddis!", yet likely whispers a whole bunch of other things, too. I'd be happy to have it in a one-fly contest.
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Re: Sanchez One Feather Wet Fly SBS

Postby Smuggler » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:48 am

I like this alot. Great idea.
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Re: Sanchez One Feather Wet Fly SBS

Postby William Anderson » Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:56 am

Nice. I don't know who Sanchez is but I've tied a bunch of these in small sizes. The holo rib is great on this one.
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Re: Sanchez One Feather Wet Fly SBS

Postby ScottP » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:29 pm

[quote="William Anderson"don't know who Sanchez is but I've tied a bunch of these in small sizes[/quote]

Scott Sanchez. Used to work at Jack Dennis' shop in Jackson, WY; now the manager at High Country Flies. He's written a lot of articles for American Angler and a great book, A New Generation of Trout Flies; inventor of the Double Bunny streamer.

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Re: Sanchez One Feather Wet Fly SBS

Postby William Anderson » Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:57 pm

Thanks, Scott.
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Re: Sanchez One Feather Wet Fly SBS

Postby letumgo » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:49 am

Scott - I tye a similar style pattern which was based on the "Henwing Emerger" (also known as March Brown Henwing Emerger/Pages 85 & 234/Hatch Guide for New England Streams by Thomas Ames Jr.). The original style was created by a gentleman named George Schlotter, who ran the Anglers Nook on Rt. 313 in Shushan NY. There was a magazine article about the henwing emerger style in the 2006 edition of "Flyfishing & Tying Journal" (Spring 2006 Edition/Pages 62 thru 64). The original article was called "Curious George", written by Thomas Ames Jr. There was a very interesting comment about how Mr. Ames fishes the henwing style fly.

He writes:

"When the late afternoon hatch begins, I tie on one of George Schlotter's Henwing Emergers. By smearing floatant on the wing only, I can hang it in the surface film just like the clumsy natural, laboring to shed its shuck. Bigger fish often ignore the more exposed, high floating duns in favor of slightly submerged emergers."

I need to remember this when I get to fish these flies. I like the idea of fishing the fly as an emerger. A really wonderful article, which has stuck in my head even after a few years. I wish I could find that magazine article again. I'd post a copy of it for reference.

Here is the bastardized version I tye:
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Lime Henwing & Herl
Hook - Daiichi 1510/Size 8
Thread - Pearsall's Silk (Green)
Hackle - American Specked Hen Back (Caddis Green)
Rib - Fine Copper Wire
Body - Peacock Herl
Tail - Hen Hackle Fibers (same as hackle)

The Dette Fly Shop sells cool isonychia and hendricson variations of hen wing flies:
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A March Brown version of the Hen Wing fly is listed in "Trout Flies for the 21st Century: 200 Essential Patterns that Catch Fish" By Dick Talleur
https://books.google.com/books?id=zbZXohQhhCMC&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=%22Hen+wing+Emerger%22&source=bl&ots=6vU3XORkiU&sig=iIVg45t7W6FzLqRLwZD15ps7OW4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjkz5mlyIbKAhWDWj4KHXQyCJ0Q6AEIODAH#v=onepage&q=%22Hen%20wing%20Emerger%22&f=false
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Re: Sanchez One Feather Wet Fly SBS

Postby ScottP » Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:38 pm

Ray,

Thanks you for the great pics, recipes and history. Some more patterns I can add to the flybox.

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Re: Sanchez One Feather Wet Fly SBS

Postby Ruard » Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:44 pm

This style of tying a wing and a hackle with one feather reminds me of the Glanrhos style of tying.

http://www.flymphforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6092&p=73540&hilit=Glanrhos#p73540


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Re: Sanchez One Feather Wet Fly SBS

Postby ScottP » Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:02 pm

Ruard,

That is a very cool fly; like the One Feather in reverse. I've tried tying a few but haven't been happy with my results, yet (like getting to Carnegie Hall - practice, practice, practice). Thanks for the link.

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