1.Put the bead on first. Fill the void of the bead with leadfree wire. |
2. Secure the leadfree wire with thread wraps and wrap a thread base to the bend of the
hook above the barb which will be your tail tie-in position. |
3. Attach two goose biots for tails. The length should be about 1/2 the shank length. |
4. Attach the Gold Wire ribbing to the bottom of the shank and wrap to the tail tie-in position. Dub an
underbody, tapered from the tail tie-in position to the 3/4 position behind the eye. |
|5. Wrap the thread over the underbody back to the tail tie-in position. Attach about 5-8 strands of large Peacock Herl by the tips to the rear portion of the shank.|
6. Chennille the herl around the thread and wrap the herl forward creating a tapered body up to the 3/4
position of the shank. |
7. Counter-wrap the ribbing forward with 5-6 wraps to help secure the herl. Secure the
ribbing with thread wraps behind the bead. Attach a section of turkey tail that has been sprayed with a
fixative to keep the fibers together, just behind the bead on the top of the shank with the dull side up.
The width of the section should be slightly smaller than the hook gap. Wrap the Turkey Section back to
the mid-point of the shank. |
|8. Select a partridge feather that has barbs equal to about half the shank length. Brush back the fibers of the feather so that the tip of the feather is exposed. Attach the partridge feather by the tip at the mid-point of the shank above the turkey tie-in position with the dull side of the feather up. Wrap over the remaining tip and clip any excess.|
9. Dub a tight thorax from the midpoint of the shank up to the bead. Thorax should be 50% thicker
than the abdomen. |
10. Pull the partridge feather over the top of the hare's mask thorax and tie it down at the back of the
11. Bring the Turkey feather over the partridge feather. The partridge fibers will extend from below the
turkey wingcase as legs. Trim the tag ends and secure with some thread wraps. |
12. Dub a small amount of Hare's Ear as a collar just behind the bead to cover the thread wraps and tag
ends. Whip Finish.
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