Tying Instructions: Rag Hex Nymph

1.Clip a piece of EZ Bug yarn about 2.5" long. Peel back the fibers on 1/2 inch of one tag and expose the thread core. Wrap 6-10 wraps of thread around the core to keep it from unraveling.
Step One
2. Attach three ostrich herls with the tips even on top of the yar with the tips extending over the tie-down location. The length of the tails should be the same length as the abdomen. Secure the tails with 6-10 thread wraps. Clip off the Ostrich butts. Trim the longer fibers of the yarn so that a shaved core exists.
Step Two
3. Clip off the Ostrich butts. Trim the longer fibers of the yarn so that a shaved core exists.
Step Three
4. Apply a thin thread base to the hook. Attach bead chain eyes about 1 eye length behind the eye. Attach the abdomen piece to the top of the hook shank with the herl tail with an upward slant.
Step Four
5. Attach the abdomen piece to the top of the hook shank with the herl tail with an upward slant.
Step Five
6. Attach about 6-7 marabou fibers (Gills) on each side to the hook shank butting up against the abdomen base. The Gills should be about one half the abdomen length.
Step Six
7. Attach two strips of turkey tail segments that are over each other behind the eyes. Step Seven
8. Attach a clump of dubbing to the thorax area. Using a loose rope-dub technique.
Step Eight
9. Use a dubbing brush to tease out the dubbing. Tie off and trim the excess. The thorax should be wider than the abdomen. The top of the thorax should be trimmed short and the bottom slightly.
Step Nine
10. Pull the Turkey tail strips over the thorax and secure one at a time. Pull them back over the thorax one at a time and lock into place with thread wraps. Tie in a length of Sili Legs wrapping back so they sweep backwards. Trim the legs so that they just reach the end of the gills.
Step Ten
11. Tie in a length of Sili Legs wrapping back so they sweep backwards. Trim the legs so that they just reach the end of the gills.
Step Eleven
12. Dub a head over the eye. Pull the turkey wing cases forward individually and secure in front of the beadhead eyes. Tie Off
Step Twelve
13. Pull the turkey wing cases forward individually and secure in front of the beadhead eyes. Tie Off
Step Thirteen
14. Color the top of the abdomen with a tan marker. The belly of the abdomen needs to remain a lighter shade. Also color the top of the thorax on both sides of the turkey.
Step Fourteen
15. Apply epoxy to the wingcase. Apply the epoxy with the dubbing needle covering the whole surface including the edges. Then follow-up with another drop in the middle of the wingcase allowing it to smooth on it's own.
Step Fifteen

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