|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. Attach hackle by its stem with 5 tight wraps
The tails base will serve as the shellback. Attach wire with 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.
Evenly wind dubbing to form the body. Secure with 5 tight wraps.
Wind hackle in evenly spaced turns throughout the body. Secure with 5 tight thread wraps. Cut off excess hackle.
Pull hair shellback forward over the top of the hook shank and secure with 5 tight wraps. Cut off excess hair.
Evenly rib the body with the fine wire and secure with 5 tight thread wraps. Cut off excess wire.
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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