Published Sep 1. 2015 - 1 year ago

Foam Caterpillar

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Originator: 
Generic
Pattern type: 
Terrestrial
Difficulty: 
Easy
Instruction: 
Start the thread in the rear of the hook Tie in the hackle Cut a shallow slit in the foam cylinder Add superglue to the hook shank (optional) Pass the slit over the hook shank Pass the thread over the foam and tie down Wrap the thread forwards in tight open turns, creating clear segmentation in the foam Add colored dots in a regular pattern to the segments using markers Wrap the hackle in the grooves formed by the thread Tie down hackle and foam and whip finish under the foam Cut surplus thread, foam and hackle Varnish Mark the head black
Materials: 
Hook
Curved emerger hook size 2-8
Tying thread
Black 8/0
Body
Foam cylinder, colors like tan, brown, green, olive
Dots
Matching color(s) (waterproof marker)
Hackle
Dry fly saddle hackle, grizzly, brown, dun
Head
Black (waterproof marker)
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