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- Hook: Gamakatsu SL12S or SC15 (or equivalent) size #2.
- Thread: Chartreuse Flat A prewaxed
- Tail: White Saddle Hackle
- Top Collar: Chartreuse Bucktail
- Beard: Red Krystal Flash
- Flash: Pearl Flashabou Mylar
- Under Collar: White Bucktail
- Topping: Peacock Herl (6-8 strands)
Step 1. Set the hook in the vise with the point down. Sharpen the hook as necessary.
Step 2. Wrap the hook shank with the flat waxed thread starting 1/8” behind the hook and wrap to the bend of the hook. Wrap back to the point over the point of the hook.
Step 3. Select two to three pairs of matched white saddle hackles one and one half to twice the length of the hook shank. Strip the fluff off the hackles after making two matched wings as illustrated. Match the two wings with the smooth side out (curved side in). Trim the stems as shown. Tie the feathers on top of the hook shank beginning loosely at the base of the feathers and then tighter as the thread is advanced toward the hook eye. Secure the feathers with Dave’s Flexament Cement. Wrap the thread back to the point over the point of the hook.
Step 4. Take five to six strands of UV Pearl Flashabou, double them around the tying thread and pull the double to the top of the hook shank. Wrap the Flashabou in tightly spreading half on either side of the fly
Step 5. Move the thread to near the eye of the hook. Cut a small amount of chartreuse bucktail. Square the butts and soak them in cement, tie the bucktail over the hook shank, spread it around the shank and wrap the thread in tightly as you work toward the hook eye. Use as little thread as possible. Cement the wraps.
Step 6. Turn the hook point up. Tie in a small amount of white bucktail same as the chartreuse bucktail. Select about eight to ten strands of red Krystal Flash doubled over the thread and tie in. Flip the hook back over point down. Take a very small amount of chartreuse bucktail, trim the ends, soak them in cement and tie over everything making a smooth cover and wrap in tightly.
Step 7. Select six to eight strands of peacock herl, trim the ends and tie them in on top of the chartreuse. Make a neat head and apply a coat of head cement.