1. Whip thread onto hook, back from the eye for 8mm and then
Then proceed to wind thread back halfway (4mm)
back towards eye of hook and half hitch again.
3. With your prepared rabbit skin (5mm
strip of skin with fur attached) hold on top of hook over the eye
and tie down with a few turns of thread and half hitch. (Make sure
it is a good winter coat)
4. Clip off the skin tag, trimming the
fur roots and apply a coat of clear varnish. When the varnish
becomes tacky tie down the roots and return thread to were the fur
was first tied in.
5. Tie in two Ostrich herls winding
three or four turns to forma a little ruff. Cut away the
surplus herl and finish head the usual way.
A modified version of this fly can also be
tied by using a #6 or 8 long shank hook and adding a tail of four or
five strands of peacock herl, 12mm beyond the hook bend.