Bob's Tying Instructions:
- I used white Danville's flat waxed nylon to tie in the tinsel rib and floss, using the thick thread to build a slender tapered body shape.
- After shaping the underbody with the nylon thread, I wrapped the floss and rib forward, tying them off under the hook shank.
- Using a bright orange hen hackle, I plucked a section of barbs and tied them in under the hook shank beard style, trying to make the throat about a hook gap in length.
- I matched a pair of olive and a pair of golden badger hackles and trimmed them to length, so that when tied in the tips of the hackles are just beyond the back of the hook.
- I oriented the hackles so that the concave sides are in, with the pair of olive hackles inside the pair of badger hackles. These are tied in on top of the hook shank such that the wings hug the top of the body.
- I chose a pair of jungle cock eyes that were quite small and tied them on the side of the head wraps, trying to keep them as flat with the wing as possible.
- Flattening the thread, I wrapped the head, whip finished my thread, and applied a couple coats of head cement, one thin to seal the wrapsand one thick to add a glossy finish.