Straddle Bug

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Straddle Bug

Post by ScottP » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:34 pm

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A U.K. stillwater pattern, I think. Made a few changes based on materials at hand but the results are similar.

hook - Mustad 9671 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - tinsel gold
rib - brown thread
tail - pheasant tail black
body - Swiss Straw cream
rear hackle - hen dyed orange
front hackle - woodduck flank
collar - peacock herl

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Scott
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Re: Straddle Bug

Post by letumgo » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:41 pm

Interesting pattern. I’d be tempted to test this fly on brooktrout.

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Re: Straddle Bug

Post by daringduffer » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:03 am

A very popular pattern in its day. You are very skilled and productive, Scott, educating a lot of people - even in UK. SkyT isn't all that bad.

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Re: Straddle Bug

Post by tie2fish » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:36 am

A truly excellent job on the herl head (collar), Scott. The pattern itself, especially the long duck flank hackle, reminds me some of a fly named the Gosling Streamer that calls for mallard flank.
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Re: Straddle Bug

Post by Rolfj » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:02 pm

Very, very nice. Thanks for sharing this one.........
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Re: Straddle Bug

Post by Theroe » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:17 am

Scott
nice work, nice tie...
With regard to the head, do you back tie, or, blind tie? Either way, its very neat!

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Re: Straddle Bug

Post by ScottP » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:21 am

Theroe wrote:With regard to the head, do you back tie, or, blind tie? Either way, its very neat!
Dana,

Thanks. Just twisted the herl around the thread and wrapped the head; I did tip the hook up in the vise to use gravity to my advantage.

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