Platte River Special
|Wings||white & yellow hackle|
Tie in thread base underneath the body. 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 wind the chenille and tie off with 5 tight wraps. Cut off excess.
Match up 2 white hackles for size and position them with their convex sides together. Tie on top of hook with 2 loose wraps, reposition in desired place. Secure with 5 tight wraps. Trim away excess.
Place a yellow hackle with its concave side adjacent to the white hackle and tie in with 2 loose wraps. This is done on both sides of the white hackles. Reposition hackles in their exact places. Hold hackles as you secure with 5 tight wraps. Trim off excess.
Attach another yellow hackle by its stem with 5 tight thread wraps. Evenly wind hackle and secure with 5 tight wraps. Trim away excess.
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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