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Member Comments:

The Fly was described in Flies, Ties, & Techniques: A Practical Guide To Tying 50
Irresistible Flies by Charles Jardine (ISBN-10: 0-7641-3906-1) which I recommend for fly
tying ideas.

Glen Gammill

Schabby Schulpin, from Bob Schab


Thread: Olive Monocord
Weight: Non-lead Wire (Optional)
Tail: Olive Marabou
Abdomen: Gold Braid
Wing: Olive Marabou
Overwing: Olive Deer Hair Collar
Head: Olive Deer Hair, Spun and Cut to Shape

Tying Instructions:

  • If you want to weight this fly, place wire 1/3 of the shank length to allow you to
    spin your deer hair on the front.

    • Tie in the tail of marabou, then a length of gold braid and wrap forward to cover
      wire, leaving room for collar and wing.

      • Tie in another bunch of marabou over body to reach bend of hook.

        • Cut a bunch of deer hair and stack. Tie on shank with tips pointing back about 1/2
          length of overwing and allow hair to spin to form collar.

          • Pack remainder of hair back to begin building head. Tie and spin additional
            bunches to make compact head: Finish with whip finisher.

            • Trim deer hair to form bullet shap head, being careful not to cut long tips that
              form the collar.

            Member's Comments:

            Fish this fly much as you would any other streamer pattern; let it sink to the bottom in
            the current, allowing time for the deer hair to get down. Strip in a zig-zag motion,
            working the rod tip from left to right to portray a minnow-like action. If this doesn't
            produce a take, try 3 or 4 quick strips and then allow the fly to rest in short pauses;
            allowing it to sink again. The olive pattern works outstandlingly well at the Connetquot
            as well as on other streams that support scuds and sculpins.

            Bob Schab

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