Tying Instructions: RS2

1. Attach the hook to the vise and build a thread base from midway on the shank to the position where the tail fibers will be tied in at the bend of the hook.
Step One
2. Attach two microfibbets for a tail. The tail length should be about the same as the shank. Place the microfibbets near the top of the shank against the side of the shank facing you. Place two thread wraps around the material to secure. The tension of the thread wraps will bring the material to the top of the shank.
Step Two
3. Secure the tag ends of the microfibbets with thread wraps to the top of the shank. Wrap to the 3/4 position and then bring the tag ends back towards the rear and apply 3 more wraps. This will lock in the material.
Step Three
4. Wrap the thread back to the tail tie-in position.
Step Four
5.Apply two wraps of thread under the tailing material, then split the microfibbets by taking a wrap between the fibers and over the top of the hook shank. Two more tight wraps over the thread will secure it. Step Five
6. Apply a sparse amount of dubbing to the thread. Twist clockwise so the the material forms a noodle. Apply one wrap of the noodle over the shank to lock in the fibers. Now, twist counter-clockwise to form a tighter noodle. The more twisting you do, the tighter the noodle and you will be able to wrap a better segmented body.
Step Six
7. Apply two wraps under the tailing material, then wrap the dubbing forward for a tapered body to the 3/4 position. Try not to overlap as to get a smoother body taper.
Step Seven
8. Clip the webbing material from the base of a Dun Saddle Hackle. This is the soft marabou material. Attach the clump with the trimmed stems facing over the eye with 2 tight thread wraps.
Step Eight
9. Clip off the material over the eye and secure wirht 4-5 additional wraps. Apply some more dubbing to the thread and create a tight noodle by twisting the material clockwise around the thread.
Step Nine
10. Wrap the dubbing around both sides of the wing material and finish with some thread wraps behind the eye and a whip finish.
Step Ten
11. Place your scissors at an upward slant and trim the wing so that it doesn't exceed the diamter of the thorax.
Step Ten

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