Published Sep 1. 2015 - 1 year ago

Foam Wasp

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Originator: 
Unknown
Pattern type: 
Terrestrial
Difficulty: 
Easy
Instruction: 
  1. Cut a cylinder in to half parts. Cut it on the long side
  2. Make a small cut into the foam, so the body can be pressed over the hook shank.
  3. Cover the hook shank with thread.
  4. Apply some super glue.
  5. Press the foam body over the hook shank.
  6. Turn the thread forming a base for legs and wings.
  7. Tie in 2 pairs of rubber/sili-legs.
  8. Tie in 2 wings of raffia (make them in advance, folding the raffia double, so they will be equal).
  9. Tie in a sandy grizzle hackle.
  10. Turn the hackle.
  11. Secure the hackle and make the thread go under the foam towards the hook eye.
  12. Tie down the foam to form a nice little head/mouthpart.
  13. Tie in 2 goose biots as antennas.
  14. Ajust the legs.
  15. Whip finish
Materials: 
Hook
Curved dry fly hook, ie. Buyan C870 #10
Thread
Black GPS
Body
Foam wasp/bee body
Legs
Speckled sili-legs
Wings
Mottled raffia.
Hackle
Sandy grizzle hackle
Antennas
Black goose biots
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