Gartside Philo Mayfly Emerger SBS

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Gartside Philo Mayfly Emerger SBS

Post by ScottP » Fri May 22, 2015 8:11 pm

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Companion to the Philo Caddis. Tied here as a generic; change colors to suit your needs.


hook - Dai Riki 320 #14
thread - MFC 8/0 sand
tail - partridge
body - squirrel/hare's ear
wing - pheasant aftershaft/filoplume
legs - partridge

mash barb, start thread, wrap back to point above barb

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strip some partridge fibers, measure (shank length), and tie in

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dub thread, dub body

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unwind thread to remove any twist, split with bodkin

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prep aftershaft, insert in split thread, spin bobbin, moisten/stroke back and wrap

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trim bottom, stroke wing up/back, take a few wraps

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trim out tip of partridge feather, lay along underside of fly, tie in, slowly pull forward to adjust length (tips to/a bit past point)

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trim partridge, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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Regards,
Scott
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Re: Gartside Philo Mayfly Emerger SBS

Post by letumgo » Sat May 23, 2015 5:03 am

Excellent thread control. I love the various techniques demonstrated by this tutorial. Well done!

Very fishy pattern too.
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Re: Gartside Philo Mayfly Emerger SBS

Post by DOUGSDEN » Sun May 24, 2015 8:53 pm

Scott,
Wow! That is one boss looking pattern! I have always wanted to take up the Philoplume challenge and when I watch you work it....you are just plain good in what you do here!
May the force be with you,
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Re: Gartside Philo Mayfly Emerger SBS

Post by fly_fischa » Mon May 25, 2015 10:10 pm

I haven't taken time to post much recently and have just been following the forum where I can. I wanted to let you know that I think your SBS contributions are Super. Great pattern choices showcasing meticulous technique, consistently and thoughtfully photographed and a real inspiration to get back behind the vise. So thank you for so generously taking the time and making such a valuable contribution mate.

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Re: Gartside Philo Mayfly Emerger SBS

Post by Smuggler » Tue May 26, 2015 7:37 am

I enjoy seeing good flies constructed with aftershaft feathers. This is a very good looking pattern.
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