*I tied this pattern with pink thread to help you see the thread wraps in the pictures. As always, use color coordinated thread when you tie this pattern regularly.*
Materials: Krystal flash, rabbit fur strip, flashabou, bead chain eyes, dubbing, 50 lb. braid, cross cut rabbit fur strip.
Tools: Vise, scissors, bobbin, dubbing loop spinner.
Hook: Articulated hook shank (main body), tube fly or egg hook (any shorter shank hook. You could use an octopus hook but I don't like using them for this pattern).
|Step 1: Make a thread base on back hook and tie in krystal flash|
|Step 3: Tie the bead chain eyes on the underside of the hook shank.|
|Step 5: Tie in the end of the rabbit strip that was tied in on the rear hook.|
|Step 6: Tie in a cross cut rabbit strip.|
|Step 7: Wrap the cross cut rabbit strip up the hook shank creating the body of the fly. Tie off the rabbit strip behind the bead chain eyes and clip any extra.|
|Step 8: Tie in a clump of flashabou on the top of the fly behind the bead chain eyes.|
|Step 9: Spin a dubbing loop with flash dubbing|
|Step 10: Wrap the dubbing loop behind, over, under and in front of the bead chain eyes. Whip finish and apply head cement.|