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Speyducer 01-26-2012 05:09 PM

U Tube SBS
 
U Tube SBS:

Recipe:

Tube: plastic ¾” long, 2.5mm diameter
Thread: 8/0 GG sheer
Rear post: yellow dyed cock hackle –swept
Rear wing: tied in the round – sunburst yellow marble arctic fox tail, with 3 small bunches (3-4 strands each) of flat pearl mylar flash over & extending ½” longer than the fox tips
Body: short section dubbed fiery brown fox underfur
Middle wing: tied in the round – fiery brown marble arctic fox tail
Front wing: tied in the round – brown marble fox tail
Accent ‘feelers’: Amherst pheasant centre tail fibres – 4 bunches quartered around the tube, each bunch consisting of 2 fibres of natural, 2 of hot orange & 2 red dyed Amherst fibres
Cheeks: matched pair of JC eye feathers, set between the Amherst bunches
Head: #4 Glo-Brite floss (red)
Varnish: clear

Steps:

Set the plastic tube on the tapered needle in the vice, & start the thread near the rear

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...20tube/ut1.jpg

Select a yellow cock hackle, and prepare to tie in tip first

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...20tube/ut2.jpg

After the initial tie in, fold back the tip, and secure with another couple of thread wraps; trim the hackle tip

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...20tube/ut3.jpg

Double the hackle prior to wrapping

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...20tube/ut4.jpg

Wrap then sweep the hackle, securing with a couple of thread wraps. Add a dab of varnish to secure

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...20tube/ut5.jpg

Select a small bunch of the sunburst yellow marble fox, and tease out the underfur, and place the fur over the tube, and massage between finger & thumb to distribute the fibres around the tube, so that it is tied ‘in the round’

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...20tube/ut6.jpg

Tie in the fox, and then trim the excess

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...20tube/ut7.jpg

Select a few strands of the flat pearl mylar flash

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...20tube/ut8.jpg


Tbc…

Speyducer 01-26-2012 05:11 PM

Part II
 
Part II

Tie in the mylar flash in 3 small bunches over the sunburst fox

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...20tube/ut9.jpg

Select a small bunch of fiery brown marble arctic fox tail fur

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...0tube/ut10.jpg

After teasing out the underfur, this underfur can be used as natural dubbing

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...0tube/ut11.jpg

Take a small pinch of the teased out underfur, and spin this onto the thread as dubbing

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...0tube/ut12.jpg

Wrap the dubbing as a short body section

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...0tube/ut13.jpg

The remainder of the fiery brown marble fox (the longer fibres left after teasing out the underfur) is placed, massaged, then tied in the round on the tube, & over the sunburst fox, but only partially covering the sunburst colour

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...0tube/ut14.jpg

Select a small bunch of brown marble arctic fox tail fur

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...0tube/ut15.jpg

After teasing out the underfur again, the brown marble fox is again tied in the round over the fiery brown fox, also shorter than the fiery brown

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...0tube/ut16.jpg


Tbc….

Speyducer 01-26-2012 05:13 PM

Part III
 
Part III

Select some Amherst pheasant centre tail fibres to make up 4 small bunches – each bunch has 2 fibres each of natural, hot orange & deep red. Change the tying thread to red

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...0tube/ut17.jpg

Tie in and trim each of the bunches of Amherst fibres, quartered around the tube

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...0tube/ut18.jpg

This shows the Amherst bunches in place

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...0tube/ut19.jpg

Select a matched pair of JC eye feathers and tie in between the Amherst bunches

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...0tube/ut20.jpg

After the second JC is tied in, the head is finished with #4 Glo-Brite floss (bright red), and varnished

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...0tube/ut21.jpg

Slight wetting & sweeping of the finished tube fly gives an impression of what the overall silhouette may appear like during the swing

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...0tube/ut22.jpg



Mike

Tookes 01-26-2012 06:29 PM

Very nice!

afunk 01-26-2012 06:39 PM

This might be the first time I've said this regarding a fly but I think I like it better without the JC. Maybe because they're tied in the round? Either way I'm still a big fan of this pattern and have filled up half my box w copycats.

Rockstar Caddis 01-26-2012 08:02 PM

Killer tie and sbs. Thank you for putting it together and sharing with us all. I can't wait to get to work on some tube stuff.

PGS 01-27-2012 07:32 AM

Nicely done Mike. I have been tying a few of those myself recently...I'm going to give them a swim this weekend.

gastch 01-27-2012 10:06 AM

Nice tie Mike.......what kind of mandril are you using there? The ones that cam with my adapter (cheap one) suck ass and its a constant battle to keep the tube from rotating even when its jammed up tight to the end.

Chris

Speyducer 01-27-2012 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gastch (Post 391388)
Nice tie Mike.......what kind of mandril are you using there? The ones that cam with my adapter (cheap one) suck ass and its a constant battle to keep the tube from rotating even when its jammed up tight to the end.

Chris

Chris,

The pin upon which the tube is mounted is a steel crochet hook. These are smoothly tapered, and come in a variety of sizes (end diameters), and should be available as 'vintage' items on the big auction site for around $1 each ;)

Be sure to get the vintage steel ones, as modern versions are plastic or aluminium, & they're not up to the job.

These crochet hooks have a flattened area in the middle which can be gripped by the jaws of almost any standard hook vice.


Mike

fshnazn 01-27-2012 01:15 PM

Great transition of colors on that tube. Well done SBS for sure.

Adrian


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