Heather Moth SBS

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Heather Moth SBS

Post by ScottP » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:38 am

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Reminds me of an English Setter; very tweedy. Original pattern calls for a darker "faced" badger at the front but I haven't run into that chicken, yet.

hook - Mustad 3906 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 black
rib - oval tinsel silver
tail - teal flank
body - muskrat
body hackle - badger (undersize by 1)
hackle - hen badger


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

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measure (shank) some teal flank; tie in/trim butts

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dub thread/dub tapered body

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tie in hackle, reverse-palmer to bend

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capture tip of hackle with rib, continue to front; tie off/trim, trim hackle tip

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tie in (folded) hackle by tip

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wrap hackle; tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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Re: Heather Moth SBS

Post by letumgo » Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:56 pm

Gorgeous fly! I could see this being fished both as a wet and a dry fly (treated with a small drop of floatant). I like the color combination. It has a classy natural subdued quality to it. As you described, "tweedy" appearance.
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