Run the thread to a position opposite the barb.
Catch some deer hair onto the hookshank and pull the thread tight causing it to spin.
Catch some more deer hair onto the hookshank, trying to lay the hair over the top of the last tying and pull tight causing it to spin again and pack tight with the packing tool.
Catch some more deer hair onto the hookshank and pull tight causing it to spin again. Now pack the deer hair together very tight again using a packing tool.
Catch some more deer hair onto the hookshank and pull tight causing it to spin again. Now pack the deer hair together very tight using a packing tool.
Continue spinning and packing the deer hair up the hookshank until about 1/3 of the hookshank length from the eye.
Now for the fun bit, trim the deer hair with sharp scissors or scalpel until the desired shape is obtained.
Catch in a Red Game Hackle at the end of the body. (Don't start winding it yet)
Catch in two pheasant tail fibres angled at around 30 degrees away from the eye. (These are going to act as the antennae) and trim waste ends.
Wind the hackle towards the eye, secure with thread and trim waste.
Build a neat head ,whip finish and varnish the head.
Black Tiny Miracle Buzzer
Black and Peacock Spider
Hot Orange Wingless Wickhams
Red Tiny Miracle Buzzer
UV Straggle Hare's Ear
Olive Tiny Miracle Buzzer
Pheasant Tail Nymph
Hare's Ear Flashback
Black Gnat (Wet)
White Wingless Wickhams
Montana Pheasant Tail
Palmered Red Tag
Warm Springs Caddis
Straggle Pheasant Tail Nymph
Black and Peacock (Dry)