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Tying the Wingless Wickhams

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Wingless Wickhams Fly Tying Materials List

 

Tying the Wingless Wickhams Step 1

STEP 1 : Catch in some Red Game fibres along the hookshank to form a tail.

Tying the Wingless Wickhams Step 2

STEP 2 : Catch in a length of Fine Gold wire and a length of gold holographic tinsel. Make sure that the body is level and finish winding with the thread near the gold bead.

Tying the Wingless Wickhams Step 3

STEP 3 : Wind the tinsel back up to the gold bead, secure with thread and trim waste. Catch in a Red Game Hackle with the barbs around 1.5 times the width of the hook bend.

Tying the Wingless Wickhams Step 4

STEP 4 : Palmer the hackle down towards the hook bend, stopping where the tinsel ends.

Tying the Wingless Wickhams Step 5

STEP 5 : Wind the gold wire back up the hookshank, making sure not to trap any of the hackle fibres. (An easy way to prevent this is to move the wire from side to side as you wind). Secure the wire and trim both the wire and the hackle tip that is left at the lower end of the hook. Now catch in another Red Game Hackle, this will create the head hackle.

Tying the Wingless Wickhams Final Step

STEP 6 : Wind the head hackle a few times, whip finish and varnish. The head hackle fibre density depends on preference, I prefer a fairly bulky head hackle but others prefer them sparse.