Step 12: Adding the bullet head

Select, brush and stack a small clump of dark deer or elk body hair for the bullet head. Here I have chosen brown for the golden stonefly pattern. To make sure your bullet head is the right size, measure it with the tips facing towards the front of the hook shank as shown. Your tie in point should leave the tips of the hair extending forward equal to the length of the overwing as shown above. Tie in at the start of the thorax, clip off the butt hair and wrap tightly forward

Photo/illustration: Charles Robinton ©2015

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