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    Sanchez Ragtop

    Couple mods to Scott Sanchez Convertible - added foam for floatation (landau roof?) and, for smaller (#12-14) swapped Congo Hair for the calftail Trude/Wulff wing (less bulk at tie in; still like calftail for #10 and larger). Lot of the steps are similar to the Neversink Trude; front end's a bit different. Great little fly for pocket water; the Trude/Wulff combo wing is very visible.


    hook - Dai Riki 320 (#12)
    thread - Uni 6/0 camel
    tail - moose body
    body - peacock herl
    overbody - 2mm foam strip brown
    wing - Congo Hair white
    hackle - saddle brown/grizzly
    legs - round rubber brown (med)


    attach thread to hook at about the 60% mark



    attach a clump of moose body, little bit longer than hook gape






    and trim ends



    trim a strip of 2mm foam (hook gap width) to a point



    spread a little Crazy Glue on hook shank



    and tie in foam overbody





    tie in 6-8 strands of peacock herl



    and wrap forward with thread (re-enforces peacock) to 60% position





    wrap thread back to middle of peacock



    attach near leg



    far



    pull foam forward, tie in with 2 soft wraps (so as not to cut the foam)



    trim foam & provide smooth thread base for wing & hackle



    pull out a clump of Congo Hair



    tie in wing, let it hang over back & front



    pull legs back, wrap lead-free wire over them and rear wing to keep them out of the way



    divide front wing clump, figure 8 wrap and post wings





    attach hackle and wrap (3 behind and 3 in front), tie off, add a little Miss Hansen




    trim front wing a little higher than hackle tips



    pull rear wing back and trim even with tail



    and you're done




    Cutts love it in rusty orange; tan, green, yellow, black, even purple have been effective. Calftail wing versions











    Regards,
    Scott
    Last edited by ScottP; 09-02-2012 at 04:19 PM.
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