Sanchez Ragtop

ScottPScottP Senior MemberPosts: 480 Senior Member
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

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

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and trim ends

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

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spread a little Crazy Glue on hook shank

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and tie in foam overbody

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tie in 6-8 strands of peacock herl

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

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wrap thread back to middle of peacock

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attach near leg

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far

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

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trim foam & provide smooth thread base for wing & hackle

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pull out a clump of Congo Hair

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tie in wing, let it hang over back & front

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

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divide front wing clump, figure 8 wrap and post wings

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

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trim front wing a little higher than hackle tips

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pull rear wing back and trim even with tail

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and you're done

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

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Regards,
Scott
They say the times are changing but I just don't know

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