|1. Attach a 1/8" wide strip of turkey tail at the bend of the hook. Also attach a ribbing at the same location. Secure with thread wraps and bring the thread back to the bend of the hook.
|2. Apply some dubbing to the thread and start the dubbing wraps at the bend of the hook. |
|3. Dub the body forward to about 1/3 shank length behind eye.|
4. Pull turkey strip forward and tie off at forward end of body, forming the back.|
5. Rib over body and back, using 6-7 turns of the ribbing thread.|
6. Tie in the Z-lon Wings just in front of the body. I like to place a strand of z-lon around the thread and let the strand anchor to the proper location with thread tension. Place a couple of x-wraps to divide the strand.|
|7. Use thread wraps to sweep back the z-lon fibers.|
8. Tie in two strands of peacock herl, and form a chenille. Now wrap a nice thorax to just behind eye.|
9. Form small thread head and whip finish.|
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