Materials: Pheasant Tail, Rabbit Fur, Furry Foam, Rubber Legs, Bead Chain Eyes, Dumbbell Eyes,
Tools: Vise, Bobbin, Scissors, Whip Finish Tool.
|Step 1: Make a thread base and tie in a pinch of pheasant tail.|
|Step 2: Tie in a club of rabbit fur cut from the hide of a rabbit strip|
|Step 3: Tie in bead chain eyes.|
|Step 4: Tie in a strip of furry foam to the underside of the fly.|
Secure the strip behind (left side in this picture) the
bead chain eyes.
|Step 5: Tie in two rubber legs to each side of the hook shank.|
|Step 6: Tie in a rabbit strip.|
|Step 7: Use dubbing to create a natural taper. This will give the|
fly more body.
|Step 8: Tie on dumbbell eyes to the topside of the hook shank.|
|Step 9: Wrap the rabbit strip around the hook shank towards|
the eye of the hook. Tie off behind the dumbbell eyes.
|Step 10: Cut excess rabbit strip and tightly secure the end of|
the rabbit strip.
|Step 11: Pull and hold the fur on the rabbit strip towards the|
bend of the hook and make thread wraps with space
|Step 13: Repeat step 12, leaving space in-between the points|
where the furry foam is secure, until you reach the
dumbbell eyes. This gives the body different
segments and also makes the fly more durable.
|Step 14: Whip finish in front of the dumbbell eyes just behind|
the eye of the hook. Cut excess thread and apply head