Tying Instructions: Chironomid Suspender
1. Attach a sparse clump of white antron for a trailing shuck. Apply 5-6 thread wraps only just to secure it. We'll trim and cover the material later.
Step One
2. Tie in Copper Wire ribbing at the middle of the bend in the hook and secure with some thread wraps back to the shuck tie-in position. Trim the tag end of the antron so that it does not extend past the 3/4 position of the hook shank.
Step Two
3. Wrap the thread body forward from the shuck tie-in position to about the 3/4 position.Try to maintain a thin thread body that covers all of the antron, hook, and ribbing material.
Step Three
4. Wrap the wire ribbing forward with about 5-6 wraps and secure at the 3/4 position.
Step Four
5. Tie in 2 pieces of CDC at the 3/4 position so the the ends of the CDC extend about a hook length beyond the eye.
Step Five
6. Attach a Peacock Herl by the tip just behind the CDC tie-in position.
Step Six
7. Wrap the herl forward 4-5 wraps and secure the tag end below the CDC with thread wraps between the CDC and the eye.
Step Seven
8. Trim off herl tag. Tie off and whip finish. Trim the shuck to the desired length.
Step Eight

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