Tying Instructions: Gonga
1. Attach the lead eyes about three eye lengths behind the eye of the hook on the bottom of the hook shank with 3-4 X-wraps. Apply a drop of super glue to the wraps to secure the bond. Wrap the thread to the bend of the hook.
Step One
2. Measure a marabou feather against the shank so it is equal to about half a shank length and attach the marabou to the shank at the bend of the hook.
Step Two
3. Attach a second Marabou feather at the same location to double the bulkiness of the tail.
Step Three
4. Lift up the two marabou feathers and wrap the thread around the shank to the lead eyes.
Step Four
5. Lat the marabou feathers down long the shank and secure behind the lead eyes.
Step Five
6. Clip off the tag ends of the marabou and secure the marabou along the shank with tight wraps back to the tail tie-in position.
Step Six
7. Attach a soft saddle hackle with a full webbing, a schlappen feather, by the tip just in front of the tail tie-position. Secure the tip along the shank with thread wraps and bring the thread back to the tail tie-in position.
Step Seven
8. Dub the thread with a heavy dose of ice dubbing. Loosely apply the dubbing and wrap around the whank towards the lead eyes. Step Eight
9. Warp the dubbing forward for a tapered and shaggy body to just behind the eyes.
Step Nine
10. Fold the Schlappen feather back along it's axis. This will help to sweep the fibers back along the shank. Step Ten
11. Palmer the schlappen feather with spirol wraps up to the lead eyes. Use your fingers to stroke the fibers back on every turn. Secure the feather just behind the lead eyes and trim the tag. Step Eleven
12. Use a brush to stroke the fibers back and pull up some of the ice dubbing. Step Twelve
13. Lay three segments of Crazy Legs along the shank facing you just behind the lead eyes. Attach the legs at it's midpoint with three tight wraps. Bring the front tag ends around the shank and attach along the backside of the shank for 6 equally long legs segments. Step Thirteen
14. Cut a section from the hide of the polar fiber. Trim the hair from the backing and cut a segment of tips that are about the length of the shank. Step Fourteen
15. Place the segment of tips across the top of the shank so the it fills the top half. The tips should not extend beyond the bend of the hook. Secure with a few tight wraps. Step Fifteen
16. Clip off the butt ends of the fur and create a thread loop behind the lead eyes.Take the remaining segment of fur that was below the tips, the butt ends of the hide piece, and place it within a loop thread. Try to keep the material centered within the loop.Step Sixteen
17. Spin the material on the loop with a dubbing loop tool to create a chenille. Stroke the materials downwards as you twist. Once you have the twisted chenille made, use a brush to align the fibers downwards. Step Seventeen
18. Make 2 turns of the chenille in front of the body and behind the lead eyes. Stroke back on the material as youi wrap. Then, wrap the material in a figure eight method arouind the lead eyes, covering both top and bottom of the lead eyes. Finally two additional wraps in front of the lead eyes. Secure with thread wraps and trim off the remaining butt end of the thread loop. Step Eighteen
19. Whip Finish. Use a wire brush to stroke back the fibers. Step Nineteen
20. A black marker can give the material a banded effect. Use your wire brush to blend the marker ink into the material. Step 20
21.Finally, trim the legs so that they do not exceed the end of the tail. Step 21

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