Lets twist one up.
Hook- Daiichi 1180 18- to as small as you can tie them. I like down to 24.
Thread- Uni 8/0 black
Body- Peacock herl
Hackle- Black Hen neck
Shell- Jungle cock nail
Start the thread near the eye and run it back to barb area.
Tie in a hackle by the butt with one turn. Have the underside of the feather facing you.
Tie in a xsmall piece of wire with one turn. Leave a tag that is at least half the body length. This will ensure that it is anchored to the shank.
Wind the hurl up, when you tie off do not approach the eye.
Trim all the hackle off the top.
Select a J.C. nail You want one that will allow the yellow area to extend back and the tie in point is right where the white meets the black. This will make it easier to get it to lay flat.
Lay the nail down on top and press it down with thumb as you bring the thread over twice. Keeping your thumb pressed, tighten the wraps up by pulling the thread straight down. Take your thumb off and see how it is sitting.
Tightly wrap the thread down over the butt towards the eye. Fold the stem back after you reach the eye and wind back over it.
Folding the stem back and winding the thread back over it, locks the J.C. in place. This makes for a very durable nail. You can wrap it back half way on the head and snip the excess.
Whip finish and give the head a coat of varnish to fortify the J.C. tie in and to protect that thread. This baby is gonna catch a lot trout.
The under profile aka fishes view. Looks damn buggy to me! Be sure to twist these guys up. It is an American classic. Thank you and god speed Vince Marinaro.