Bob Petti - Fire Tiger - Copper Streamer Swap

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Submitted By Bob Petti

HOOK TMC 300, #2
TAIL Bright Orange Hen Hackle
BODY Chartreuse Stetch Nylon
RIB Copper Mylar Tinsel
THROAT Chartreuse bucktail and orange hen hackle
UNDERWING Copper Firefly Tye and Peacock Herl
WING Two Pair of Green Chinese Neck Hackles
HEAD Black

Bob's Tying Instructions

1. Using the chartreuse nylon stretch in a bobbin as thread, start behind the eye and begin to wrap in smooth touching turns toward the bend of the hook.

2. Before reaching the end of the hook shank, tie in the copper mylar that will be used for the rib and then finish wrapping to the start of the hook bend.

3. Pluck a orange hen hackle and strip off a few barbs to serve as the tail. Tie in the tail at the end of the body so that it is about one hook gap in length.

4. Wind the stretch nylon back to the eye in smooth touching turns. Tie off with a two turn whip finish and start your black thread.

5. Wrap the copper mylar tinsel up the body in evenly spaced turns. Tie off and trim excess.

6. Snip some chartreuse bucktail and even the ends. Tie in beneath the head area such that the tips extend just beyond the hook bend.

7. Strip some more orange hackle and tie in beneath the chartreuse bucktail so that it is about the same length as the tail.

8. Clip a single strand of copper Firefly Tye and double it twice, forming four strands. Tie on top of body so that it reaches the middle of the tail.

9. Take three or four pieces of strung herl and tie on top of the Firefly Tye so that too reaches the middle of the tail.

10. Select 2 pairs of green hackles from you chinese neck and clip them to length. Tie them a bit on the sides of the head so they envelope the underwing yet allow some of the body to show.

11. Wrap a neat head and whip finish.

12. Apply head cement to build up a smooth glossy head.

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