Gapen's Spitfire SBS

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Gapen's Spitfire SBS

Post by ScottP » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:59 pm

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Developed by Don Gapen, the guy who gave us the Muddler. Usually think of Spitfires in green/brown camo and a sky blue underside; this must be the night-fighter variation. Original had duck quill tail.


hook - Mustad 3906B #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - shlappen red
rib - x-fine wire gold
body - chenille black
body hackle - hen brown
hackle - guinea


mash barb, start thread; tie in rib, wrap to bend

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

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strip end of chenille; tie in, wrap, tie off/trim

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tie in hackle, take a few wraps at the front then spiral to the tail

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capture tip of hackle with wire, wrap to front, helicopter end, cover with thread; trim hackle tip

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tie in guinea by tip

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take a couple wraps, tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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Scott
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Re: Gapen's Spitfire SBS

Post by zen leecher » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:32 pm

Tied just like a Zulu. Very nice looking fly.
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