Tying Instructions: Carey Special
1. Attach the thread a lay a thread base to the bend of the hook.
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2. Tie in a Pheasant Rump feather by the tips. The tips serve as the tail which should extend less than 3/4 shank length from the bend.
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3. Trim the rump feather and save it (you can use it for the hackle collar). At the base of the tail, attach the ribbing and 3-4 peacock herls by their tips.
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4. Strengthen the herl by wrapping it around the thread forming a chennille.
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5. Wrap the herl chennille forward to about 1-2 eyelengths behind the eye, depending upon how much hackling you prefer.
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6. Reverse wind the ribbing forward with evenly spaced spiral wraps. This will help prevent herl breakage.
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7. Tie is the rump hackle, again by the tip just in front of the body.
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8. Wrap the hackle 1-2 times for a collar.
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9. Use your thread to wrap the hackles back in a sweep. Create a head and whip finish.
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