Yeager's Tantrum SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    3 layers of foam, and deer hair! Cast it along a black hole's event horizon and it won't go down. Tried to stay true to the parts list, but the pink indicator doesn't do much for me.


    hook - Mustad 9671 #6
    thread - UTC 140 tan
    butt/sac - foam black
    body - 2mm foam (3 layer sandwich)
    wing - Congo Hair white
    indicator - Mcflyfoam pink
    collar/head - elk hair
    legs - medium rubber barred tan


    mash barb and attach thread at 66% mark; wrap back to point above barb

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    tie in a 2mm x 2mm strip of foam

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    poke a hole in a strip of tan foam (hook gap width) and slide on at hook point

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    align with hook shank and attach with wrap at the butt

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    pull foam over butt and tie in on top (not sure if this is Yeager's method but it insures the bottom foam is securely tied down)

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    tie in top layer of foam (taper end)

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    cut foam loop at butt; free tag end from hook point and taper end

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    tie in legs

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    move thread forward and create next segment

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    repeat

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    and again

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    tie down top layer

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    tie in a clump of Congo Hair (don't trim the foam yet; keeps things from slipping forward)

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    tie in indicator and front legs; stroke everything back and secure with some non-tox wire

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    trim foam

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    clean and stack a clump of elk hair; tie in, let it flare on top but not spin

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    clean another clump, trim off tips and spin it, pack it tight, then repeat; tie off and SHHAN

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    invert fly; using bottom of hook eye as a guide, push a razor blade straight back

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    taper head

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    remove non-tox, trim legs, wing and indicator and you're dome

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    Regards,
    Scott
  2. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    That think is a monstrosity and I love it. Should work well as the hopper in a hopper dropper setup, even when your dropper nymph is fairly well weighted. Thanks Scott!
  3. McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    Somewhere Near Selah, WA
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    thanks again scott. ive seen this pattern at reds the past couple years they started selling it and ive tried and failed a couple times trying to figure it out.