Royal Coachman Downwing
|Wings||white zelon yarn|
|Body||peacock herl & red floss|
Attach thread base. Place moose hair and secure with 5 tight wraps. Trim away excess. Attach peacock herl at hook bend and attach red floss at mid-shank. Wind herl up to placement of floss. Tie off with 2 tight wraps. Wind red floss in mid-section over the herl. Secure floss with 5 tight wraps and trim away excess floss. Continue winding herl forward to the wing area. Secure with 5 tight wraps and trim away excess herl.
Tie in hackle by its stem with 5 tight wraps. Place zelon yarn as down wing with 2 loose wraps. Adjust the wings position and when in place secure with 5 tight wraps. Trim away excess.
Evenly wind hackle in front of the wing and secure with 5 tight wraps. Trim off excess.
Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate both the thread base and hackle stems. Finally trim wing to desired shape.
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