STEP 1: Leave a small distance from the eye before catching in the tying thread onto the hookshank.
STEP 2 : Take two CDC feathers and place them back to back with each other. Strip the fibres away on the stems with your thumb and index finger nails leaving a feather that is the same length as the hookshank (As shown).
STEP 3 : Catch in the two cdc feather stems onto the hookshank, leaving a distance of two hookshank lengths from the eye to the end of feather. Trim any waste on the stems and cover the trimmed ends with thread.
STEP 4 : Hold the end of the CDC feather with your right hand and wind the thread up the exposed CDC stems with your right hand. (This can be a bit tricky until mastered). Once at the start of the CDC feather, wind the thread back down.
STEP 5 : Continue the thread down to a position where the CDC stems were trimmed on the hookshank. Coat the thread covered CDC stems with varnish to make them robust.
STEP 6 : Catch in a length of fine pearl tinsel as the thread is wound down the hookshank, covering the bare hook as you go.
STEP 7 : Wind the thread back up to a position just before the position that the CDC stems were trimmed. Make sure that none of the hook shows through the thread.
STEP 8 : Wind the pearl tinsel up the hookshank in open and even turns. Tie off with the thread and trim any waste tinsel.
STEP 9 : Take two goose biots and catch one in at either side of the hookshank.
STEP 10 : Spin some dubbing on the thread , ready to create a buggy thorax.
STEP 11 : Wind the dubbing up the hookshank towards the eye and secure with thread at the eye.
Final : Pull the two goose biots forward and secure at the eye. Trim the waste and create a neat head. Varnish the head and then take a dubbing needle or piece of velcro and pick out some of the fibres on the thorax to make the fly slightly more buggy.