Stimulator

Fly Name
Hook 6-14
Thread black
Wings elk hair
Tails moose hair
Body dubbing & fine wire
Hackle brown

Stimulator

Stimulator

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.

Stimulator

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.

Stimulator

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.

Stimulator

Evenly wind dubbing to form the body. Secure with 5 tight wraps. Allow plenty of space for the next steps.

Stimulator

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.

Stimulator

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.

Stimulator

Stimulator

Stimulator

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.

Stimulator

Evenly wrap dubbing to form the thorax and secure with 5 tight thread wraps.

Stimulator

Wind hackle evenly and secure with 5 tight thread wraps. Cut off excess hackle.

Stimulator

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.

Stimulator


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