STEP 1 : Catch the thread onto the hookshank.
STEP 2 : Wind the thread down the hookshank catching in some fine silver wire as you go. Stop the thread opposite the barb.
STEP 3 : Catch in a bunch of black pheasant tail fibres (tips first) and wind the thread back up towards the eye.
STEP 4 : Wind the black pheasant tail fibres up towards the eye. (Make sure that the fibres are not allowed to cross each other).
STEP 5 : Wind the fine silver wire up the hookshank in evenly spaced turns. Make sure that the wire is wound in the opposite direction to that of the pheasant tail fibres. (This makes a more robust fly).
STEP 6 : Trim the waste pheasant tail fibre ends and secure with thread. Whip finish and cut away the thread. Take some Glo Brite floss, catch in onto the hookshank and create a neat head. Whip finish, trim waste floss.
Step 7 : Varnish the head 2 or 3 times with Hard as Nails or Liquid Glass.