OTMQ (variation) SBS

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OTMQ (variation) SBS

Post by ScottP » Fri May 01, 2015 10:34 am

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Found the original (Ode To the Mountain Quail) on the FlytyingForum; swapped partridge for quail and bleached pheasant for turkey tail fibers.


hook - Dai Riki 280 #16
thread - MFC 8/0 sand
tag/rib - Krystal Flash pearl
tail - partridge
abdomen - pheasant tail bleached
thorax - dubbing
hackle - partridge aftershaft
collar - partridge


mash barb, start thread, tie in KF and wrap back to point above point

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wrap KF down the bend and back; tie off, leave the tag for ribbing

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measure (gap width past bend) some partridge fibers; tie in/trim

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tie in some pheasant tail fibers; wrap forward, tie off/trim

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wrap rib forward; tie off/trim

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dub thread/dub thorax

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prep aftershaft

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untwist/split thread, insert aftershaft, spin

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moisten, stroke fibers back while wrapping; tie off

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prep partridge feather; tie in by tip

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

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Scott
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Re: OTMQ (variation) SBS

Post by letumgo » Fri May 01, 2015 11:48 am

Scott - This may be your best tutorial yet, and that is intended as high praise. The thing that strikes me most about this pattern is how fishable it is. Yes, it is a gorgeous fly, but to me it looks like a fly just begging to be fished. Really admirable combination.

Thank you for adding another "confidence pattern" to the tutorial section.
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Re: OTMQ (variation) SBS

Post by William Anderson » Fri May 01, 2015 12:01 pm

Scott, another very interesting combination of materials and an excellent SBS. You've employed a number of things here that I've not fooled with or very little. There is some real potential here for exploring. Ray's right, this would be a stellar pattern, drifting high in the column and lively as hell.

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Re: OTMQ (variation) SBS

Post by ScottP » Fri May 01, 2015 6:30 pm

Thanks for the kind words guys. This one's tied using turkey tail for the abdomen; a darker variation.

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Re: OTMQ (variation) SBS

Post by DOUGSDEN » Fri May 01, 2015 8:39 pm

Scott,
Excellent SBS for a truly wonderful pattern. Just the right amount of glitz and plenty of our favorite soft ingredients too! The tutorial looks so easy, even a duffer like me could do it! Your skills are excellent and your patterns seem like fish candy! I can only imagine my local warm water denizens going ga-ga over this one!
Ya know, after seeing patterns like these, I usually sleep well and have happy dreams about such greatness as you have created! Thank you for contributing to the gentle art so well and making me sleep better!
Doug
Fish when you can, not when you should! Anything short of this is just a disaster.
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