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Fly Name
Hook 12-20
Thread black
Wings none
Tails none
Body black dubbing
Hackle grizzly

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Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend.

Wax thread with a light coat of wonder wax. Apply a thin amount of dubbing. Spread dubbing fibers out evenly on thread. Twist dubbing evenly on thread with thumb and forefinger.

Wrap dubbed thread evenly forward to the middle of the body. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight wraps.

Note: it is common to either over or underestimate the dubbing amount. It is easy to add more dubbing or pinch off excess dubbing.

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Attach hackle by its stem with 5 tight wraps.

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Evenly wind hackle with about 4 turns. Secure with 5 tight wraps. Cut off excess.

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Add more dubbing to the thread and evenly wind thorax. Secure with 5 tight wraps.

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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.


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