|Body||dubbing & fine wire|
Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend. Tie in the hair tail material by making two loose wraps followed up with 3 to 5 tight wraps. Continue with additional tight wraps right to the base of the tail.
Tie in hackle by stem at the start of the tail section of the hook shank. Secure with 5 tight wraps. Next tie in wire with another 5 tight wraps.
Wax thread with a light coat of wonder wax. Apply a thin amount of dubbing. Spread dubbing fibers out evenly on thread. Twist dubbing and wrap dubbed thread evenly forward to the front end of the body. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight wraps.
Evenly wind dubbing to form the body. Secure with 5 tight wraps. Allow plenty of space for the next steps.
Wind hackle evenly throughout the body and secure with 5 tight wraps. Rib body and hackle with the fine wire. This strengthens the hackle and keeps it in place. Secure with 5 tight wraps.
Tie in hair positioned towards the bend of the hook with 2 loose wraps followed up by 3 to 5 tight wraps. The wing's length and position can be adjusted after the loose wraps. The wing should be slanted at a 45° angle to the hook shank. Secure with 5 tight wraps.
Trim wing butts away. Tie in a hackle by the stem with 5 tight wraps. Convex side is away from the fly. Apply dubbing to the thread.
Evenly wrap dubbing to form the thorax and secure with 5 tight thread wraps.
Wind hackle evenly and secure with 5 tight thread 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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