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After some experimentation with the pattern I call the Cheap Lazy Bastard, and having read and re-read both LaFontaineâ€™s work and Oliver Edwardsâ€™ recent discussions (FF&FT November, 2005), I came up with a pattern I now call the â€œMiscellanea Emerger.â€ The idea of the is based on the idiom of â€œthrowing in everything but the kitchen sink; however, I couldnâ€™t justify the length of â€œeverything but the kitchen sinkâ€ for a pattern name, and someone told me the name Kitchen Sink was already used â€“ so there you have it. I have made an effort to include as many potential trigger aspects of an emerger as I could within reason.
- Thread the bead on the hook after pinching the barb.
- Tie on thread.
- Tie on Antron trailing shuck - can be trimmed later to length
- Tie on Antron material for sheath - splitting over and under;
- Tie on peacock herl and tinsel for ribbing
- Dub body of Antron and pull peackock herl across top/back of abdomen or;
- wrap peacock herl abdomen, leaving enough space between bead and abdomen
- for thorax, tie off with thread and trim excess.
- Wrap tinsel rib in opposite direction of body materials, tie off with thread and trim excess.
- Pull Antron sheath forward and sparsely splay around abdomen, tie off and either trim excess, or simply flare backward.
- Tie in centipede legs - may be trimmed to length later.
- Tie in wing case material (pheasant tail, bronze turkey or Antron)
- Tie in 2 strands of ostrich herl
- Wrap each strand of ostrich herl 2-3 times to form thorax - you may wrap between centipede legs to splay them apart. Tie off and trim excess.
- Pull wing case material forward, tie off and trim excess
- Color 4 inches of thread with felt tip pen, whip finish, trim and cement head.
- Trim legs and trailing shuck to appropriate lengths - trailing shuck should be trimmed "ragged."
Tiemco TMC 100 or similar, # 10 â€“16
White 6/0 Uni-thread or similar â€“ colored olive or brown at head with felt tip pen;
Sparse tan Antron Trailing shuck Â¾ length of hook shank;
2-3 strands of peacock herl back over pale olive or green Antron dubbing
Fine gold tinsel;
Pale olive or tan Antron pupal sheath sparsely covering abdomen;
3 pairs Montana Flyâ€™s (olive, size â€œminiâ€) Speckled Centipede 1 Legs, approximately the length of the hook shank.;
Brown or olive ostrich herl;
Pheasant, bronze turkey or Antron;
Brass or pearl bead.