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 tip with 5 tight wraps.
Tie in a bundle of deer hair with 3 loose wraps. Tighten the thread tension so the hollow hair evenly flares around the hook shank. Secure with 5 tight wraps in front of the bundle. Push the flared hair back to condense the hair.
Repeat this last procedure until the body is full with condensed flared hair. It takes between 3 and 5 bundles to complete.
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. Cut off thread.
With sharp scissors trim the hair in a cigar shape.
Re-attach thread behind the hook eye.
Evenly wind hackle through the body and secure with 5 tight wraps.. Trim off excess.
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.
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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