Here the body base is made from some old chenille I had in my box which I had found not to be very durable in the past. But since it is covered by the aluminum tape, it works perfectly. You can also use dubbing for the body undercoat if you wish. I add ultra-micro chenille as ribs because it gives to the fly a little "wobble" in the water while stripping which adds to the "alive" action of the streamer. You can actually use this trick over other materials as well such as mylar piping and tinsel as well. Tie up a couple of YSF Salmon Slayers for some great Idaho fly fishing.
|Tail is red dyed white-tail hair. |
The hook is a 1-0 and the underwrap red thread.
|Tie in the ultra-micro chenille (red) first,|
then add the body undercoating full length.
|Add the aluminum tape around body undercoat, then |
wrap the ultra-micro chenille tightly to eye.
|Add red dyed white-tail hair as wing, whip head,|
a few half hitches, head cement and you're done!