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Winter Warrior SBS
Winter Warrior SBS
Published by tbblom
10-09-2012
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Winter Warrior SBS, Fall/winter 2012 nymph swap
a rainbow warrior in a dark scheme with black holo tinsel.
Originally tied for Boulder creek as a winter nymph for deeper holes. It also works for alpine brookies and the occasional tailwater fish. Kind of looks like a mayfly larva or a big midge.

hook: Umpqua 201 #18 curved
thread: Iron Grey 8/0
bead:2.0mm black brass
Abdomen/wingback: black holo tinsel medium
Segmentation: Lagartun fine blue
Thorax:UV ice dub, dark olive
tail:black rooster neck (8-10 fibers)

Bead and thread base:
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Tying in the tail/trim excess:
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Wire and tinsel tied in, body smoothed and formed by thread:
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Tinsel wrapped forward and secured. Do not trim excess:
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Wire wrapped forward and secured, add a pinch of dubbing:
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Dubbing wrapped. Tinsel folded forward as a wingback:
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Clip excess fibers and tinsel. Double whip finish:
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By comeonavs on 10-09-2012, 09:05 PM
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Thanks TB,

I tried tying some of these up the other day based off just a photo. I tied it two different ways. One with UV Ice dub translucent whitish blue color and one with Ice dub peacock black.

Both look good but I didn't add the wire wrap so now I gotta go back to the vice.

Thanks tons for the pattern I cant wait to tie a few up and run it with a size 20 RS2 behind it. Should be a killer cold water set up.
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By sur3 shot on 03-02-2013, 08:00 PM
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good fly man very effective
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By tbblom on 03-02-2013, 10:30 PM
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Thanks guys!
The original pattern, the Rainbow Warrior, is a Lance Egan pattern. I just gave it a black color scheme with a wire wrap!
On rainbow warriors, changing thread/dubbing/tinsel/wire color vastly changes the appearance of the fly. Chartreuse thread makes a nice bright green hue, with black it looks kind of turquoise, rust orange is also pretty cool.
Some variants:
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By flybum101 on 03-29-2013, 10:02 AM
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cool looking flies been doing something very close experimenting with different dubbings for thorax
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By eastfly66 on 01-09-2014, 08:27 PM
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I would like to give this a try for my tail water out East here , I don't think the bows have seen this and they get hammered pretty hard since it is the only show in town this time of yr. Do you think I could do it on a #20 ?
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By comeonavs on 01-10-2014, 12:12 AM
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I tie these and it's sister pattern the rainbow warrior regularly down to a size 22 , so yes you should. I find in the winter most everything I fish is a 20 or 22, sometimes a 24
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By eastfly66 on 01-10-2014, 07:41 AM
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Great, thanks I need to p/u some of the materials. I am heading to that tail water in about 1/2 hr. since it will be 30 + degrees today. I am still learning my way around all the resources here, there is so much it is hard to stay focused !!! This tying section will be a huge asset.
Thanks
Eastfly
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By mcnerney on 01-10-2014, 08:14 AM
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TB: Thanks for doing the SBS, I have a bunch of Rainbow Warriors in my fly box, but really like the dark color of your variation and will tie some up.

Larry
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By eastfly66 on 01-10-2014, 03:21 PM
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The Lagartun fine blue , is that a flat or rnd wire ?
also, does it matter if the thread is waxed or not ? I'm a rookie , I know to use 8/0 for small and 6/0 for streamers and such, whats with the different kinds of threads ?
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