Rickards' A.P. Emerger SBS

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Rickards' A.P. Emerger SBS

Post by ScottP » Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:45 pm

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Developed as a stillwater pattern; looks like it would work on flowing water, as well. Change colors to suit your needs.

hook - Dai Riki 060 #12
thread - MFC 8/0 sand
rib - copper wire small
tail/wing case - mallard flank
abdomen - hare's ear
thorax - peacock herl
hackle - partridge

mash barb, start thread one hook eye width back from eye

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prep hackle/tie in by tip

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tie in rib, wrap back to bend

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measure (shank) a clump of mallard; tie in/trim

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dub thread/dub abdomen (full-figured) to 60% mark

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counterwrap rib; helicopter end/cover with thread

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take another clump of mallard flank (gap width), trim butt/tie in over back

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tie in peacock, twist with thread and wrap thorax; tie off/trim

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pull mallard forward; tie off/trim

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

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Regards,
Scott
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Re: Rickards' A.P. Emerger SBS

Post by chase creek » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:22 pm

Outstanding pattern and SBS.
Thanks
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Re: Rickards' A.P. Emerger SBS

Post by Smuggler » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:37 pm

Looks like a great fly for Hendricksons.
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Re: Rickards' A.P. Emerger SBS

Post by crazy4oldcars » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:39 pm

That's a tasty looking morsel. I can see that working for several species.
Thanks for the SBS. Wonderful stuff.

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Re: Rickards' A.P. Emerger SBS

Post by letumgo » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:28 am

Sweet! Someone else who ties Denny Richards patterns. I love his stillwater patterns. I am a fan of his impressionistic patterns. Well done sir!
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Re: Rickards' A.P. Emerger SBS

Post by Old Hat » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:23 am

Nice SBS as usual Scott.

I have hung out with Rickards a little. Very pleasant gentleman. He is all about presentation and very light on imitation. Put an attractive fly in the right spot and you are on. I love this pattern, but have never done well with it. ??? Don't know why. I have done very well with his Stillwater Nymphs and Seal Buggers.
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