|Wings||pheasant tail case|
|Body||pheasant tail, fine wire, & ostrich fiber|
Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend. Tie down about 7 wood duck fibers. Position with 2 or 3 loose wraps and follow up with 5 tight thread wraps.
Attach about 6 pheasant tail fibers and the fine wire with 5 tight thread wraps.
Evenly wrap pheasant tail fibers to form the body. Secure with 5 tight wraps. Evenly rib the body with the fine wire. Again secure with 5 tight wraps.
Tie in ostrich plume with 5 tight wraps.
Evenly wind the plume to form the thorax. Secure with 5 tight wraps.
Fold over remainder pheasant tail fibers to form the wing case. Secure with 5 tight wraps. Push the rest of the pheasant tail fibers under the head and tie down with 3 tight wraps. This forms the legs.
Trim legs to the desired length. 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.
|hook||12 to 16|
|body||dubbing & ostrich|
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