STEP 1 : Catch in the thread a little way from the hook eye.
STEP 2 : Run the thread down the hookshank securing in a length of oval silver tinsel on the way. Try and keep the tinsel on the underside of the hookshank when tying it in. Stop the thread at a position opposite the barb.
STEP 3 : Take a small pinch of black seals fur and dub to the thread until you have a thin rope. (Its always best to apply not enough dubbing than too much, you can always double the windings to make up the bulk).
STEP 4 : Wind the black seals fur about 1/3 of the way up the hookshank.
STEP 5 : Take a small pinch of red seals fur and dub to the thread until you have a thin rope.
STEP 6 : Wind the red seals fur another 1/3 of the way up the hookshank.
STEP 7 : Take a small pinch of black seals fur and dub to the thread until you have a thin rope.
STEP 8 : Wind the black seals fur up the hookshank until about 5mm from the eye.
STEP 9 : Catch in a black cock hackle. (The barbs of the hackle should be at least the size of the hook gape).
STEP 10 : Wind the hackle down the hookshank in open and even turns. When you reach the lower end of the hookshank ie. Where the tinsel is tied in. Take hold of the cock hackle with your left hand using finger and thumb or hackle pliers and hold the oval tinsel with your right hand. Keep the hackle taught horizontally and wind a rib with the tinsel back up the hookshank trapping the palmered hackle in as you go. It helps if you move the tinsel from side to side as you wind on the rib, this prevents having as many hackle fibres trapped under the winding. If you still find that too many hackle fibres are trapped , just use a dubbing needle to pick the trapped fibres out.
STEP 11 : Once just short of the eye with the tinsel, tie off with thread and trim the waste tinsel.
STEP 12 : Now catch in another black cock hackle, this time with barbs slightly longer than those used for the palmered body.
STEP 13 : Perform two or 3 winds of the hackle and secure with thread. Trim any waste from the hackle.
STEP 14 : Take hold of the head hackle with your left hand and brush it back until only the thread is exposed. Create a neat head with the thread, whip finish and varnish.
Final : The resultant fly.