Tying Instructions: Trico Spinner

1. Lay a thread base and attach three microfibbets at the end of the shank before the bend. Keep the microfibbets from bunching up by rocking the thread so that they lay down flat. The tail length should be about twice the shank length.
Step One
2. Separate the three microfibbets with an individual thread wrap going under the two microfibets nearest you and over the furthest one bring the thread tightly up along the shank. The next thread wrap comes between the two the is nearest to you, also drawing the thread tightly up along the shank. Lock these wraps with 2-3 wraps.
Step Two
3. Attach the Turkey Biot by the tip at the base of the tail. An Olive color is good for females, use a Black one for males.
Step Three
4. Wrap the biot forward to the 2/3 position and secure with thread wraps. Trim off the tag.
Step Four
5. Attach a Poly or Antron Wing with figure eight wraps about an eyelength behind the eye. Wing can lie flat or be uplifted a small amount. Step Five
6. Dub the thread with a small amount of Superfine dubbing by twisting around the thread.
Step Six
7. Wrap the dubbing with a figure eight wrap around the wing base and two wraps between the wing and the eye. Tie off and Whip finish. The wings are trimmed to about one shank length.
Step Seven

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