Tying Instructions: TDC
1. Attach the strand of oval Silver Tinsel to the top of the hook shank about an eyelength behind the eye.
Step One
2. Secure the silver tinsel to the top of the shank with thread wraps ending a little beyond the curve of the hook.
Step Two
3. Dub a thin abdomen with the beaver dubbing. Rabbit is also a good choice. Provide a gradual taper up to the thorax region.
Step Three
4. Wrap the silver tinsel forward leaving a gap between wraps that is about the same distance as the dubbed body is thick. Trim off the tag end of the tinsel and secure with thread wraps.
Step Four
5. Dub a thorax which is about 1.5 x's the thickness as the abdomen. Leave enough space behind the eye for the gills and head.
Step Five
6. Attach the ostrich herl just in front of the thorax.
Step Six
7. Wrap the herl forward 4-5 wraps and secure the tag end. Wrap thread to cover the tag ends of the herl and create a small head. Whip Finish.
Step Seven

 

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