Tying Instructions: Doc's Twin Lakes Special

1. Secure the hook to vise. Wrap 15-20 wraps of 0.015" lead-free wire around the shank leaving ample room behind the eye. Attach the thread infront of the wire wraps.
Step One
2. Secure the wire with thread wraps and wrap the shank back to the bend of the hook.
Step Two
3. Clip a clump of marabou fibers from a quill, keeping the tips somewhat even. Secure this clump at the bend of the hook just above the point. The tail length should be about the same as the hook shank length.
Step Three
4. Secure the tag ends of the marabou to the hook shank with thread wraps, clipping off the excess where the lead wraps end behind the eye.
Step Four
5. Add 4 strands of Krystalflash, the same length as the tail to the top of the tail. Secure the tag ends of the krystalflash to the shank and clip off the excess.
Step Five
6. Attach the body chenille at the tail tie down point. Do this by removing some of the fuzz of the chennile, exposing the thread core. Use the core of the chenille to fasten the material down to the shank.
Step Six
7. Wrap the chenille to about the 3/4 position and anchor with 2-3 thread wraps. Clip off the tag end and secure with additional thread wraps.
Step Seven
8. Attach a piece of Red chenille just in front of the body. Do this in the same manner as the body by exposing the thread core and securing the core to the shank.
Step Eight
9. Wrap the Red Chennile for a throat. Trim the tag of the chenille and secure with thread wraps. Attach the Hen Saddle by the tip in front of the chenille. The curve of the feather should be facing the tail.
Step Nine
10. Attach your hackle pliers to the bare guill and use the pliers to wrap the hackle around the shank. Each wrap should be groomed back with your fingers to keep the fibers pointing back. Wrap in front of each previous wrap until you reach the bare quill, then secure with thread wraps. Whip Finish.
Step Ten

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