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Material: Tying Size 14
Standard Dry fly hook. Mustad 94840 TMC 100
Super fine dubbing- Adam gray
Grizzly and brown Saddle hackle
Wing Post- antron yarn. Bright orange
Thread: uni-thread gray.
Thread base 1.1
Start a thread base from behind the eye
stopping a ¼ length of hook shank from
Tying in the Antron Wing
Post. 1.2 Rotate the vise to turn
the hook bottom up. Lay the yarn midpoint and bind down with thread
at the end of the thread base. ¼ length from behind the eye.
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Securing the wind post. 2.1
Now turn the vise back to its normal
normal position. Bring both ends of the
Antron yarn upright and begin wrapping
thread around it. First wrap is around
the base of the yarn clockwise. Make
3 wraps here. Then begin making a thread
bump in front and behind the wing post.
Building the post #1 2.2
Building the post #2 .3
Start by making a loop around the yarn at
the base. After the thread is brought to the
f front put the index behind the yarn to hold the
thread wrap from coming loose. Then make
another loop around the yarn between the
finger and the yarn until a good base is
created. This will also make the post stand upright
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The wing Post 3.1
The Tail 3.2
Measuring the Tail. 3.3
Hold the tails and measure from hook
eye to bend of the hook.
The Tail tie in 3.4
Grab the tail feathers with the left hand
at the point above the eye as
indicated by yellow arrow in photo 3.3
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Tying in tail 4.1
Make a couple of soft wraps
Lift the fingers for inspection. Then make
tight wraps forward and trim off the
Dubbing the Thread. 4.2
Start at the top of the thread. Use very
little Dry fly super fine dubbing-
Adam’s Gray. Apply on the thread and
twist it with the finger to adhere it to
the thread. Put a little moisture on the fingers
and the dubbing should smooth out and
at the same time adhering to the thread.
Gradually build up the thread with more
Dubbing as you progress downward.
Do not reverse twist. Clockwise or
Counter Clockwise all the way.
Wrapping the body. 4.3 Begin
wrapping the body from the tail towards the eye.
Maintain a tapered body and a small head.
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Tying in the hackles. 5.1
Select a grizzly saddle hackle. Measure the
hackle with a gauge for size 14 hook. Or
bend the feather to get at least 1 hook gap to
one and a half.
Strip off fibers at the butt end for the tie in.
Binding to the post. 5.2
After tying tightly in 5.1 wrap the hackle
tightly and up the post.
Tying in the Brown Hackle 5.3
Strip off fibers at the butt end. Tie
just behind the eye. Then wrap
backward and up the post as in
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Brown hackle. 6.1
hackle with a hackle pliers and Turn the vise so that
the fly is on its side. Catch
hackle with pliers and wrap
close at the base of the post from
2 to 4 wraps. Use the thread
to make 2 wraps to bind down
the hackle. Then use a blade
cut off the excess hackle.
Wrapping the Grizzly
Hackle. 6.2 Wrap the grizzly hackle
over the brown hackle. Tie of at the
base of the post. Trim excess hackle.
Cut the antron post to a height
the length of the hook shank.