Brown Sugar Soft Hackle

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Brown Sugar Soft Hackle

Post by letumgo » Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:54 pm

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The fly on the left is tyed with two strands of silk (thicker abdomen).
The fly on the right is tyed with a single strand of silk (thinner abdomen).

Brown Sugar Soft Hackle
Hook - Fulling Mills Model 35005 / Size 12
Thread - 8/0 UNI-Thread (Red)
Hackle - Hungarian Partridge (dyed brown)
Abdomen - Lilith Li Chinese Silk (Golden Brown)
Thorax - Wool-Ease Dubbing (Walnut/# 127)
(*) Optional Addition - a fine gold wire would make a nice tag/rib & added durability

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Re: Brown Sugar Soft Hackle

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:11 pm

Ray,

I think your color combination is great. I really like the way it goes from light to dark
when my eye goes from the bend of the hook to the eye of the hook.

My questions is about the thorax. If I understand correctly, the "dubbing" is yarn. Did you
chop it up and mix it in a seed/coffee mill and then dub it on the thread?

Thanks- Ken
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Re: Brown Sugar Soft Hackle

Post by NightWatchman » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:41 pm

Very nice Ray !🤓
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Re: Brown Sugar Soft Hackle

Post by letumgo » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:43 pm

Ken - Yes. The yarn is cut into roughly 1/2" lengths then blended in a coffee grinder/spice mill. It comes out as a really nice multicolored brown dubbing. Adding a couple pinches of seal fur adds a nice highlight here and there.

This gave me an excuse to play around with some new silk floss I recently bought. I loved this golden brown silk. Just looked promising, for a fishing pattern.
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Re: Brown Sugar Soft Hackle

Post by Roadkill » Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:32 pm

Beautiful tie, I love the silk taper into the dubbing. I think I would add a gold rib on the silk to carry this in a weighted version as well. When I see you again I might ask to borrow some sugar for the stream. ;)
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Re: Brown Sugar Soft Hackle

Post by redietz » Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:22 pm

Excellent!
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Re: Brown Sugar Soft Hackle

Post by DUBBN » Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:12 pm

They look amazing Ray!!
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Re: Brown Sugar Soft Hackle

Post by DOUGSDEN » Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:03 pm

Ray,
Yet another fantastic pattern from your talented hands! And, a great (as usual of course) tutorial to go along with it! You are indeed a modern American Master!
The colors of each component harmonize so well with each other! This, coupled with flawless construction, Yep, we've got an enduring classic on our screens!
Thanks Ray for this and all that you do!
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Re: Brown Sugar Soft Hackle

Post by Mike62 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:29 am

That fly in that color will catch fish all day long up here. Very nice, Ray.
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Re: Brown Sugar Soft Hackle

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:13 am

Beautiful dressing as always, Ray, and in a size an old blind guy could try. ;)

Curious as to any color changes when wet.

(After your post I did order that same set of silks. I just cant see good enough to untie the knots.)
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