Don's Tying Instructions
- Form a thread base starting about 1/4 of the shank behind the eye of
- Tie in some under fur to the bend above the eye of the hook. I
use the loop method, dub on one strand of the thread loop and twist
together to form a tight body or twist on with a rotary vise. Leave less
than 1/8 of an inch of thread exposed to tie in the wing material.
- Preparation of the fox fur for wing;
- Cut fur next to the skin and remove the longer guard hairs to
even the material.
- Measure for length, remove the shorter length of hair and
trim. Save the shorter material with some longer lengths for the body and
- Comb the hair at the cut end to remove the fuzzy material.
- Tie in the wing material on the exposed thread base. Glue
- Spin on deer hair to form a collar with tips reaching about half
way back. You will have to spin on one or two bunches of hair to complete
the head. Glue in the thread after stacking of each bunch of hair. Each
time you spin hair on, pack the hair down tight by hand, with an empty ball
point pen (inside can be removed) or a packing tool.
- Rough cut the deer hair with a scissors or razor blade to form a