Partridge Bronze & Peacock (PBP) Tutorial

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Partridge Bronze & Peacock (PBP) Tutorial

Post by letumgo » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:04 pm

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Materials:
Hook - Partridge Czech Nymph Hook (barbless) - Size 10 (formerly size16)
Thread - 6/0 UNI-Thread (Dark Brown)
Hackle - Hungarian Partridge (natural/brown phase)
Underbody/Tag - Silver Mylar Tinsel
Body - Kreinik Single Strand Silk (No. 2244/Golden Bronze)
Wingcase/Flash - Silver Holographic Flashabou (two strands)
Thorax - Five Strands of Peacock Herl (reinforced in a thread loop)
Head - Tying Thread

Tying Steps

Mount Hook and secure thread with five wraps, just behind the eye of the hook.
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Select a hackle feather and prepare it by stripping off the base fluff.
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When working with curved hooks, it is easier to flip the fly over in the vice and form the body with the hook point upwards. It's much easier to work around the bend and avoid snagging the tinsel and silk on the hook point.
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Kreinik Silk - Wish they still sold this silk. Great stuff for little soft hackle flies.
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Secure the silk in place.
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Wrap the silk down and back, leaving a small tinsle tag.
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Add two strands of holographic flashabou along the back of the thorax region.
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Tye in five strands of peacock herl along the back of the thorax region.
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Form a thread dubbing loop and then twist the herl into a chenille.
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Wrap the peacock chenille forward.
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Pull the strands of flash forward and wrap down. Pull back and split into a vee. Trim off at the lenght of the tinsel tag.
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Wrap the hackle (two turns), then tye off and form a neat head. Clip off the thread and your done.
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Repeat...
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This is the way I tye the POP series of flies. I spent some time tying some with a bronze bodies today, and figured it was time to do POP tutorial.
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Re: Partridge Bronze & Peacock (PBP) Tutorial

Post by upstatetrout » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:13 pm

Beautiful

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Re: Partridge Bronze & Peacock (PBP) Tutorial

Post by Theroe » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:16 pm

Great fly, greater SBS !
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Re: Partridge Bronze & Peacock (PBP) Tutorial

Post by redsedge » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:24 pm

Very nice, Ray
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Re: Partridge Bronze & Peacock (PBP) Tutorial

Post by hankaye » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:02 am

Ray, Howdy;

Excellent SBS ! You Sir, do outstanding work. Two opposable digits pointed upwards .

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Re: Partridge Bronze & Peacock (PBP) Tutorial

Post by tie2fish » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:26 am

Pix fine here too, Ray. Great SBS and excellent tying.

Blowing up the shot with the hook package in it reveals that they are real losers ;) :lol: :lol:
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Re: Partridge Bronze & Peacock (PBP) Tutorial

Post by newriverspey » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:47 am

Ray, I can see the pictures this morning and they look fantastic! Thanks for taking the time to post this tutorial. What I like the most is the Sam Adams in the background! It may be the most essential item for tying flies at times.
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Re: Partridge Bronze & Peacock (PBP) Tutorial

Post by letumgo » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:38 pm

Thanks guys. The photos could be better. I captured the tying steps with my cell phone, which has limits on how close I could focus. Some of the images are improperly focused (blurry), but at least capture the major steps in the tying process. I could do better using camera, but it would have gotten in the way of my tying and taken a lot more effort to upload the images and post them here.

Sam Adams definitely helps the tying process... :D

Bill - It took me a second to get your Patriots reference. :lol: I watched the game last evening, while uploading the tutorial. IMO, it was a terrific game. I'm happy the Eagles won, but the Patriots put up a great effort, all the way to the last second.
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Re: Partridge Bronze & Peacock (PBP) Tutorial

Post by daringduffer » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:55 pm

A tutorial well done, Ray. Thank you!

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Re: Partridge Bronze & Peacock (PBP) Tutorial

Post by DOUGSDEN » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:41 pm

Ray,
This post (tutorial) is awesome! Your sequence of steps is so easy to follow! Even duffers (not daring ones, me!) like me can put it together quickly and with great joy! Thanks for doing this Ray! Tutorials/S-B-S's is becoming a new landing pad for this space ship! What else to you have cookin' in the kitchen Ray?
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