Kiwi Crunchy Caddis SBS

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Kiwi Crunchy Caddis SBS

Post by ScottP » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:48 am

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Found this variation of Ian James' fly on a NZ site, the deer hair replacing the dubbing/clipped hackle abdomen of the original. Weight as necessary, although I've read where some folks prefer to add split shot to the leader instead. Change color/size to suit your needs.


hook - Dai Riki 280 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 black
abdomen - deer hair spun/clipped
thorax - dubbing chartreuse
head - ostrich herl black
hackle - black hen


mash barb, start thread, wrap to point above barb

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you could create a standard spun/clipped body, but using a dubbing loop allows for a sparser body, and the split thread method makes it much easier, for me, to capture the deer hair than a dubbing loop; your choice
clean, stack (butt first) a clump of deer hair

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insert in clip, spread evenly; trim tips

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split thread, insert clip, slide clip back to allow thread to capture the deer hair and release from the clip

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spin the bobbin to create a "chenille"

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wrap forward to 2/3 mark; trim to a tapered shape

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dub thread/dub thorax

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tie in ostrich herl; spin with thread and wrap head; tie off but don't trim

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tie in (folded) hackle by tip; wrap, tie off/trim

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take a few more wraps of twisted ostrich in front of the hackle; tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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Re: Kiwi Crunchy Caddis SBS

Post by tie2fish » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:33 am

A nice find, Scott, and exceptional SBS photos. Your hair spinning technique is new for me and bears looking into to see if it is easier than traditional "stack spinning".
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Re: Kiwi Crunchy Caddis SBS

Post by ScottP » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:39 am

tie2fish wrote:Your hair spinning technique is new for me and bears looking into to see if it is easier than traditional "stack spinning".
Not meant to replace the traditional method if you're looking to make a floating fly (although this one would probably stay on top for a while); this split thread technique creates a sparser body for flies like this, or a Strawman.

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Re: Kiwi Crunchy Caddis SBS

Post by William Anderson » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:50 am

Scott, I really like your body technique here. I'm with Bill, this suits these flies very well.
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Re: Kiwi Crunchy Caddis SBS

Post by hankaye » Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:30 pm

ScottP, Howdy;

What truly impresses me with this tye (all of your tyes are impressive by the way),
is how you managed to keep the White on top and the Tan underneath. Is there
some particular way of doing it? Where I to attempt i'd most likely have either one
color on the side and the other on the other side or both colors Barber poled...
Thanks for taking the time to put all of these SBSs together and post them up for
us to be amazed at.

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Re: Kiwi Crunchy Caddis SBS

Post by ScottP » Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:39 pm

Hank,

All of the deer hair is the same; must be an issue with my camera that causes it to look two-toned (wish I could figure out a way to do that!).

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Re: Kiwi Crunchy Caddis SBS

Post by Smuggler » Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:47 pm

Like Bill said, a neat way of spinning hair. I wouldn't have given that method a thought! Pretty awesome Scott.
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Re: Kiwi Crunchy Caddis SBS

Post by letumgo » Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:55 pm

Scott - I'd love to sit across from you someday, to watch you tye in person. Your tutorials are very well done. Better yet, your flies look highly effective. Thank you for another nice tutorial.
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