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Hook- Daiichi 1560 #12
Thread- Brown pearsall or uni 8/0 camel
Tag- Mirage tinsel
Tail- Silver badger hackle fibers
Rib- Silver oval tinsel fine, Lagartun is the best.
Rear Body- Natural dun colored marabou from the bottom of hackle
Body hackle- Badger cock hackle
Front body- Peacock hurl
Collar hackle- Dark speckled hen
Wing- sharp tail secondary wing fibers. (optional)
Eyes- Jungle Cock
Start the thread, and run it back to the barb
Tie in the mirage tinsel and go around the bend, and bring the thread back the barb
Wind the tinsel up touching turns, and catch with the thread, trim the excess
Take 8-12 hackle fibers and tie them in on top with one turn.
Tie in the oval tinsel with one turn in front of the last
Here is the body material. Pinch the butt end like shown, and pinch off short pieces of the bou
It should look like this. You dont want the fiber that holds these fibers to the stem.
Dub the body up 2/3s
Tie in the silver badger hackle
Wind it back with two complete touching turns at the start then palmer it back to the rear. Once at the rear, catch the hackle with the oval tinsel and rib the fly.
Tie in 2-3 peacock herls.
Wind the herl forward, leave a hook eye distant for hackle and J.C.
Tie in the dark speckled hen by the tip. You want the hackle fibers to extend back to the hook bend.
Wind the hackle. Dont go crazy, saddle hackle is heavy. 1-2 turns is plenty.
Tie in the jungle cock on each side. Dont worry if your nails are broken, the fish will break them sooner rather than later.