Gray Drake Spinner
Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend. Tie in about 4 to 6 moose hairs with 2 loose thread wraps. Reposition to desired length and position. Secure with 5 tight wraps.
Tie in about 6 to 8 Krystal Flash fibers to form the wing. Figure 8 them in place so they spread out spent wing style. Tie in a hackle by its stem 2mm in back of wing. Secure with 5 tight wraps.
Wind thread back to tail. Wax thread with a light coat of wonder wax. Apply a thin amount of dubbing. Wrap dubbed thread evenly forward to the front end of the body. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight wraps.
Select hackle for proper size and desired stiffness. Tie in stem with 2 loose wraps to place, followed up with 3 to 5 tight thread wraps. Wind hackle evenly to 1mm behind hook eye. Tie off with 5 tight wraps. Cut off excess hackle.
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.
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