Chubby Chernobyl SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by ScottP, Mar 22, 2013.

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    Was never, ever a big fan of the original Chernobyl; even using heavy nymph hooks, they'd land on their backs as often as not (could be 'cause I'm a mediocre caster; dunno). Anyway, these are a lot more fun to tie and as long as I keep the wing trimmed fairly short (lots of folks tie them with real long wings, which haven't worked very well for me) they land the way I intended them to. Tying this one as a golden stone, change colors as you see fit.

    hook - Mustad 9671 #6
    thread - UTC 140 tan
    tail - Krystal Flash rootbeer
    body - Ice Dubbing golden brown
    back - 2mm foam tan
    legs - Sexi floss gold
    wing - Congo Hair white


    mash barb; start thread 1 hook eye width back from eye

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    tie in some Krystal Flash, fold back and continue to point above hook barb; trim a little longer than hook gap

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    apply some dubbing and make a lump up to the hook point (I've also seen folks dub the body then come back and add the foam; I had some problems with the foam slipping when doing that)

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    trim foam strip (hook gap width) to a point

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    lay foam on the hook; let it extend back about half the distance of the KF; tie in

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    tie in a hank of Congo Hair (I like it pretty dense)

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    pull wing back and add a few more thread wraps

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    add legs

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    a bit more dubbing at wing/leg tie-in

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    pull foam back and dub a thick body up to initial tie-in point

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    tie down foam

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    and repeat winging/legging steps

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    dub between legs and a bit in front of foam; half hitch x 2, trim, SHHAN

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    trim head

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    trim wings and you're done

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  2. Good job Scott and Thank you!
     

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