They are easy to tie and the materials are easy to obtain. Check out the tying instructions below and our post "The Perfect Fly":
|Reverse tie black thread on the shank, then wrap in |
pheasant tippet for the tail and trim off the residual.
|Add a few strands of peacock hurl just in front of the |
tail, wrap into place and trim the residual.
|Next, apply bright yellow dubbing to your thread.|
|Wrap the dubbing toward eye and back again to the |
tail so that it has somewhat of a "cigar" shape.
|On the outside of the dubbing, wrap black thread evenly |
toward the eye to form the thorax ribs.
|Now swing the peacock hurl to the head and then |
secure with a few thread wraps. Leave a small gap
between the thorax and the eye for adding the hackle.
Trim the residual peacock hurl.
|Snip off the remaining peacock hurl and tie in a |
brown to red hackle feather at its small end.
Secure with a drop of cement and trim the
residual after the glue dries.
|Now wrap the hackle several times, tie in and cover the |
head with thread. Tie off with several half hitches and
then coat the head liberally with clear, glossy cement.
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