Dec 19, 2009

Step by step instructions.

Tie a chunk of white hair to the hook. This is the most important step. This chunk of hair must be solid to the hook or the fly will try to spin on the hook shaft. Trim off excess after each step. Do not worry about the head being flat as we will correct that with the peacock herl.

Add a bundle of sparkle. This is tied with holographic tinsel.

Add a second bunch of white calf hair.

Add a small bunch of white super hair. A couple loops around all the hair at this point will pull the gaps in the hair together.

Add the white super hair.

Add the white Peglusi fiber.

Add the blue Peglusi fiber.

Tie in a chunk of blue super hair.

Add your blue calf hair.

Add some blue crystal flash.

Tie on the top calf hair.

Add the side flash. Blue tinsel and silver holographic scales.

Finish off with some peacock hurl. This completes the top of the fly and makes the head triangular. This was why we did not worry about the fur being cut flat.

Put on a rubber band to control the body and add eyes.

Add epoxy and spin.

Trim the body as long as you want. I prefer a nice taper from the end of the calf hair to the end of the tail. The super hair only needs to be a couple inches longer than the calf hair. It is only added to give the body a transition from the Peglusi fiber to the calf hair.

The finished fly.

1 comment:

pikepicker said...

very nice step by step James!