|Body||larva lace & peacock herl|
Attach thread to shank and wind the desired thread base Attach the body material with 3 to 5 tight wraps of thread. Continue to wrap thread around the body material from the base of the tail to the front end of the body. This makes an even underbody foundation.
Evenly wrap larva lace to form the body. Secure with 5 tight wraps. Cut off excess.
Tie in 2 strands of peacock herl with 5 tight wraps. Position herl at junction of body and hook shank.
Wind herl in 2 or 3 wraps and secure with 5 tight thread wraps. Wind thread through the herl for 2 more wraps to protect the herl from abrasion.
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 herl stems.
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