Tying Instructions: Kern Emerger
1. Attach the thread behind the eye and lay a thread foundation to the bend of the hook. Step One
2. Clip a segment of Black Dyed Deer Hair from the hide. Clean the underfur and even the tips in a Hair Stacker. The length of the tail should be one shank length. Measure this from behind the hook eye to the bend of the hook which is just above the barb. This will be the tail tie-in position. Secure the hairs with some loose wraps forward to control the flare. Then, progressively, apply tighter wraps until the hair butts are secured and trimmed at mid-shank.
Step Two
3. Wrap back to the bend of the hook with tight wraps until you get close to the tail tiein location, then loosen the wraps to keep from flaring the material.
Step Three
4.Secure a copper wire ribbing at the bottom of the hook shank in front of the tail.
Step Four
5. Next, Secure three herls by the tips to the hook shank and wrap the thread to the tail tie-in position.

Step Five
6. Herl is difficult to build up a tapered body, so apply dubbing to the thread for developing a tapered underbody. This will be the foundation for the herl body. Quick Descent dubbing can be a good choice for this as it will help weight the fly to sink.
Step Six
7.Wrap a tapered body to the midpoint of the shank. You can bring the thread back to the tail tie-in position so the the herl can be roped around the thread for strength.
Step Seven
8. Twist the herl to form a rope. Not too tight or the herl will break. Step Eight
9. Wrap the herl rope forward to the midshank and secure with some thread wraps.
Step Nine
10. Wrap the copper ribbing with about 4-5 wraps to the midpoint of the shank and secure.
Step Ten
11. Prepare a piece of 1mm closed foam for the wingcase. The foam should be wide enough to cover the top half of the thorax. Attach the foam just behind the eye and secure with thread wraps to the midpoint.
Step Eleven
12. Prepare some blended dubbing using the SLF and Hare's Ear dubbing. Dub a thick thorax with the blended dubbing. Step Twelve
13.Taper the thorax as you come closer to the hook eye.

Step Thirteen
14. Bring the foam tightly over the thorax and secure with thread wraps which also creates a small head. Step Fourteen
15. Pick out the dubbed thorax for a buggy, leggy look. Trim any of the fibers that extend past the point of the hook.
Step Fifteen

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