Green Butt Skunk Purple
|Body||chartruese chenille, purple yarn and silver tinsel|
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.
Tie in chenille with 5 tight wraps.
Wrap chenille with 1 complete turn. Tie off with 5 tight thread wraps. Trim away excess.
Tie in silver tinsel and purple yarn with 5 tight wraps. Advance thread to the forward portion of the body.
Evenly wrap the yarn and tie off with 5 tight thread wraps.
Evenly wind the silver tinsel rib and tie off 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. Place a drop of head cement on windings to further secure wing.
Select hackle for proper size and desired stiffness. Cut stem at junction with webby and stiff fibers. Strip away fibers exposing 2 to 3mm of stem. Tie in stem with 2 loose wraps to place, followed up with 3 to 5 tight thread wraps. Convex side of hackle is next to the body.
Wind hackle evenly forward to 1mm behind hook eye. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight thread wraps. Cut off to break away 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 the thread base, wing and hackle stems.
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