The Fritz / Cactus Chenille lure is basically made up of a marabou tail and fritz / cactus chenille for the body. It can be tied weighted normally with a gold bead at the eye or unweighted. Different hook sizes can be used for this pattern, either longshank or short, heavy wire or fine, long or short marabou tails and even with added flash into the tail. Possibilities are endless including booby heads or even adding a foam back and head to create a gurgler fly. Make sure that you have a variety of sizes in your fly box.
To remove the bulk / fluff, place the marabou tips in your left hand between index finger and thumb and with the right hand move your thumb and index finger nails down the marabou stripping the webby marabou bulk off the stems.
Take a length of fritz / cactus chenille and strip a small amount of fritz fibres from one end so the centre core is left bare. Tie the core in and secure with thread. Return the thread to the gold bead.
I've found that the easiest way to wind the fritz is to perform one wrap of fritz around the hook shank, then wet your fingers and stroke the fritz fibres back towards the hook bend, then another wrap of fritz, wet fingers, stroke back and repeat. Continue winding up to the gold bead.
Continue with the last two winds of fritz. Now to finish wrap the bare stripped core twice and pull down hard so that it slips behind the gold bead. Secure with thread, trim any waste, whip finish, trim and drop a little varnish onto the exposed thread.