Brooks Ida May SBS

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Brooks Ida May SBS

Post by ScottP » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:41 am

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Charlie Brooks' Green Drake (western) imitation; buggy, simple, easy to tie.


hook - Mustad 3906B #10
underbody - non-tox wire .025 (optional)
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - grizzly hen dyed dark green
rib - peacock herl/x-fine wire gold
abdomen/thorax - rabbit/angora goat mix black
hackle - grizzly hen dyed dark green


mash barb, wrap front of shank with non-tox

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start thread, wrap underbody, taper front and back

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tie in ribbing and wrap back to point above barb

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measure a clump of grizzly hen (hook gap past bend) and tie in

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tie in a couple strands of peacock herl

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dub thread, dub tapered body

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twist peacock herl together and rib body

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counterwrap with wire; helicopter end and tie off

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prep hen hackle and tie in by tip (I'm thinking a came up a bit light on the dye job, but it does darken up a bit when wet)

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take a few turns of hackle, tie off, half hitch x 2, SHHAN; go find a drake hatch

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Regards,
Scott
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Re: Brooks Ida May SBS

Post by letumgo » Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:21 am

Lovely.

Thanks Scott.
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