03-09-2014, 11:36 PM
Re: Swap #2 for 2014: Deer Hair!
Glad to hear the bugs arrived OK and surprised by how fast they got there.
Here's the recipe/SBS: Stimulator
Hook: Dai-Riki #270 Size 8 3XL
Thread: Abdomen-3/0 yellow waxed Monocord
Head-Orange 6/0 UNI Thread
Tail/underbody: Stacked elk
Wing: Stacked elk
Dubbing: Abdomen-yellow antron
Head-orange craft wool 1/3 of a thread
1-Set the hook in the vise and wind touching base wraps of yellow thread from the eye to just above the center of the hook barb.
2-Pinch and stack some elk, tie in at the hook bend, tips to the rear, and wrap the elk hair down over 2/3 of the hook. Gather the excess hair ends above the hook and trim them off close to the hook.
3- Bring the thread back to the base of the tail, tie in the brown hackle by the tip.
4-Dub the yellow thread with yellow antron and build an abdomen tapering larger toward the eye. Palmer the brown hackle up to the end of the yellow dubbing in 4 to 6 turns, lock and remove the excess hackle. Lay a nice base from the eye to the end of the dubbed section.
5-Pinch and cut a slightly larger bit of elk hair, stack it and tie it in , tips to the rear, with the yellow thread for the wing. The wing must be tied in tightly. It should lean it against the end of the first stack of hair-this should give it the right angle over the abdomen. Wrap the hair toward to eye and trim to tapered head shape. The wing should extend even with or just short of the end of the tail. Tie the yellow thread down with the red, and cut the yellow thread.
6-Tie in a grizzly hackle by the butt with the red thread. Cut an easy to handle length of orange craft wool and peel off a strand the thickness of a well dubbed thread. Tie the wool in and build a triangular head of the orange wool, and Palmer the grizzly to the hook eye in 2 to 3 turns, lock and remove excess wool and hackle.
7-Whip finish the Stimulator.
I was very dismayed with how slowly my tying improved over the course of tying 15-20 of these bugs. These have some real nubie errors. Oh well. Here's one you can risk fishing close to that log jam.
"Every [child] has the right to a first fish. On this particular planet, no man is granted a greater privilege than to be present and to assist in the realization of this moment". Bill Heavey