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Bou Spider

Post by Hans Weilenmann » Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:04 am

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Bou Spider
Hook: Tiemco 102Y #15
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, grey
Hackle: Whiting Chickabou barbs, grizzly
Rib: Floss, yellow - twisted
Body: Rabbit, black

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Re: Bou Spider

Post by letumgo » Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:23 am

The softness of the hackle will make this fly come alive at the slightest current or movement. I'm confident that this would be a killing stillwater pattern.

How difficult was it to wind the Chickabou hackle? Are there any special techniques required?

Beautiful fly, Hans.
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Re: Bou Spider

Post by Hans Weilenmann » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:38 am

Ray,

No winding of he chickabou hackle. Snip away the very tip, leaving a V-notch, so that only barbs are used, no stem, in the hackle. Tie in the feather with the tips pointing over the eye as the first material. After the body is completed, fold back barbs, fix angle and finish off with a neat small head.

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Re: Bou Spider

Post by tie2fish » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:28 am

A beautiful tie.
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Re: Bou Spider

Post by letumgo » Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:09 am

Thanks Hans. I understand the technique you used and will give it a try one of these days. Glad I asked.
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Re: Bou Spider

Post by RnF » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:20 pm

You tie that technique very clean Hans, that's not easy to do, well done. Good pattern too.
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Re: Bou Spider

Post by gdsaltzman » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:32 pm

that technique is easier said that done, you make it look to easy Hans.

Very nice looking fly.
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