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by UC Steve
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Tying the Inner Light Spotted Sedge Emerger
Replies: 9
Views: 51

Re: Tying the Inner Light Spotted Sedge Emerger

Thanks for the encouraging words guys. Fun to do, & I'm tying a bunch of them for the upcoming season anyway. Bread & butter patt, so have to tie about 100 of them just for starters 'cause guests go through them like going through cans of worms. Why I tie them on the inexpensive yet reliably utilita...
by UC Steve
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Tying the Inner Light Spotted Sedge Emerger
Replies: 9
Views: 51

Re: Tying the Inner Light Spotted Sedge Emerger

tying demo 017 (600x482).jpg Grasp & bend the hackle to perpendicular above the hook shank & wind back 2 turns to the hanging thread, pass the tying thread once over the hackle tip & snug, then pass 2 or 3 turns over (through) the hackle to the hook eye. If using a straight-eye hook, whip finish a ...
by UC Steve
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Tying the Inner Light Spotted Sedge Emerger
Replies: 9
Views: 51

Re: Tying the Inner Light Spotted Sedge Emerger

tying demo 013 (600x488).jpg Body Shroud: Hareline Shrimp Pink UV Dub. Pull a small pinch, press & roll it a bit to form a loose yarn. Place on top of the hook shank & fasten over the center with a couple turns of thread. Fold the forward section back, pressing down to spread the material over the ...
by UC Steve
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Tying the Inner Light Spotted Sedge Emerger
Replies: 9
Views: 51

Re: Tying the Inner Light Spotted Sedge Emerger

tying demo 008 (600x541).jpg tying demo 009 (600x522).jpg Wind the wire rib over the body, 4 or 5 turns to the hackle tie-in, then wind the tying thread back to the base of the thorax area. Break off the wire tag. tying demo 011 (600x537).jpg Thorax: Hares mask, blended or poll. Dub over the thorax...
by UC Steve
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Tutorials / Step-by-Steps / Video Demos
Topic: Tying the Inner Light Spotted Sedge Emerger
Replies: 9
Views: 51

Tying the Inner Light Spotted Sedge Emerger

ils 003 (600x562).jpg Posted this fly awhile back & Ray asked if I would post a tutorial (it's harder than Ray makes it look). Please forgive the shaky camera work. Spotted Sedge are the most prolific caddis species in the Columbia drainage & much of the West. These have a long hatch season, emergi...
by UC Steve
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Spotted Sedge Emerger
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: Spotted Sedge Emerger

Hey Roadkill, I'd love to see your versions of Steve's Sedge emerges when you come this way next month.. I'll tie some up too and we'll compare notes and results... UC Steve... been adding some of the shrimp ice dub to some fur in different flies and love the look...As soon as the weather allows, w...
by UC Steve
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Deer Fly
Replies: 15
Views: 323

Re: Deer Fly

Bob, you'd certainly want it to match the models in your area. The hook I tied it on makes my example look big. Think it'd be better tied on a #12 standard dryfly, for perspective. That said, Bill Schuck says he experienced a 'hatch' in Maine that were "deer flies crossed with lampreys."
by UC Steve
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Deer Fly
Replies: 15
Views: 323

Re: Deer Fly

That body is absolutely spot on. I would have guessed deer fly even if you hadn't called it that. I would have thought that a size 10 was a bit large. Maybe there's more than one species of deer fly and yours is larger than the ones I'm familiar with? (I would have gone with a 12 or 14.) Bob, the o...
by UC Steve
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Tying Wingless Wets
Topic: Hooks used on Leisenring & Hidy Dressings
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: Hooks used on Leisenring & Hidy Dressings

Of course Leisenring preferred turned-eye hooks, remember, he, as most anglers in his time, fastened his fly to the tippet with a snell or turle knot, which requires a turned eye to work properly. Leisenring's hackling method allows for a tiny head with no effort, yet, we see he built a long, conic...
by UC Steve
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets
Topic: Deer Fly
Replies: 15
Views: 323

Re: Deer Fly

Ray, cool picture of the bug. When giving the dressing I erred, it is Dk Gray UNI yarn. Looks lighter in the photo. When wet the gray darkens & the orange mellows to closely match the natural. Looking at the natural I'm thinking bleached or dyed orange peacock herl might be a closer choice for the h...