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Step-by-Step Tying Instructions Step-by-Step Tying Instructions 1) Tie on thread and tie in golden pheasant tippet tail. I like to wrap the tailing fibers all the way up the shank to help create a smooth body and create some heft.

2) Tie in the peacock herl, two or three strands. And like with the tailing, tie it on all up the shank to create a smooth underbody. Before wrapping the herl for the body you can create a thicker body with the thread under wraps if you want. Finish the under wrapping with the thread back at the hook bend.

3) Wrap the herl around the shank up toward the eye, and then back to the bend to form the body. The double-wrapped herl creates a nice full herl body. 4) Here’s my little trick for a durable herl body. Spiral the thread in spaced wraps up over the herl body up to the eye to reinforce the herl body. Throw on a couple of half hitches and trim the herl.

5) Time to tie in the wing. Snip a bit of the calf tail for a wing. You don’t want too much or it will be thick to properly tie in. You’ll get good at judging the right amount. You can even the tips if you like – but I don’t worry about it all that much. 6) Measure the wing length against the fly – I tend make the wing extend to the end of the tail, but many folks tie it a bit shorter, about to the hook bend. 7) Tie in the wing – being careful to leave room for the hackle and head. The pinch wrap technique is handy to keep

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