The Gimp SBS

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The Gimp SBS

Post by ScottP » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:54 pm

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Originally tied by Lacey Gee, founder of Wapsi Fly, some time in the late 40's-early 50's (unsure if this fly inspired Tarantino). Weighted underbody is optional.

hook - Dai Riki 060 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - hen hackle fibers dun
body - hare's ear dubbing
wing - pheasant aftershafts
hackle - hen dun

mash barb, start thread one eye width back from eye, wrap back to bend

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strip some hackle fibers, measure (shank); tie in/trim butts

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dub thread/dub body up to tie-in

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prep 2 aftershaft feathers; measure (halfway back on tail), tie in one on top of the other, trim butts

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prep hen hackle, tie in by tip; sweep back while wrapping

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tie off/trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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Scott
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Re: The Gimp SBS

Post by letumgo » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:05 pm

Thanks Scott. Another valuable addition to my fly box. ;)
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Re: The Gimp SBS

Post by tie2fish » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:48 am

As usual, really well done, Scott. I think perhaps I will tie that in a Size #16 or #18 without a tail and fish it as a caddis.
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Re: The Gimp SBS

Post by Smuggler » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:06 am

Nice one! I'll have to try to get a couple of these tied up tonight.
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Re: The Gimp SBS

Post by Old Hat » Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:48 pm

This pattern has always been on my tying list but I continue to pass it by. I need to get some tied up. Thanks for the kick Scott.
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