Tying Instructions: Burk's Hunchback Infrequens
1. Attach the hook to the vise. Optional: Add wraps of lead-free wire around the thorax region.
Step One
2. Build a thread base from where the tail fibers will be tied to behind the eye and back again. Leave a 3" thread tag for ribbing. Try to keep the thread body even and smooth.
Step Two
3.Tie in about 8-10 fibers of Woodduck or Imitation Woodduck. Attach a couple of wraps and adjust the tail length so that it extends to just below the hook. Then secure with additional wraps.
Step Three
4. Secure the butt of the tail fibers along the shank with thread wraps to just behind the Lead wraps.. Finish the wraps with some acrylic head cement for a shiny surface. This will add to the translucent effect of the fly. Step Four
5. Attach some dubbing blend at the tail tie-in position. Lock in enough fibers with one wrap that you can twist the dubbing around the thread in a loose manner.
Step Five
6. Dub a slender, tapered body to just past the midpoint of the hook. Secure with some thread wraps.
Step Six
7.Wrap the thread ribbing forward with even-spaced turns. Secure with a couple of thread wraps.
Step Seven
8. Attach the strip of Turkey tail for a wingcase.
Step Eight
9. Apply dubbing to the thread and interlock the dubbing fibers to the hook shank with one wrap. Wrap a heavy thorax that is about 50% larger than the abdomen. Leave enough room behind the eye to secure the wingcase.
Step Nine
10. Attach 5-6 Woodduck fibers to each side of the shank in front of the thorax. These represent legs and should extend just past the wingcase.
Step Ten
11. Bring the wingcase over the thorax and tie in.
Step Eleven
12. Create a head in front of the wingcase and whip finish. A little head cement to the wingcase helps to preserve the fibers.
Step Twelve

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