For the next stage, wind the dubbing up towards the wing post and then back down to the position where your started this run. Continue doing this until a tapered body is achieved as shown. (Tip: Keep the dubbing on the thread as fine as possible, you can run over the dubbing again and again to get the desired thickness).
Wind the peacock herl back and forth to create a thorax, making sure that the bobbin and thread are lifted out of the way before finishing the winding at the wingpost. You will be whip finishing the thread around the wing post , securing the peacock herl at the same time.
Adjust the fly in the vice so that the wing post points horizontally. Catch in some spider web on the wing post and wind a few times to create a base where the feather will be wound. Be careful when using the spider web, it is very thin and brittle.
Wind the hackle around the wing post a few times, make sure that each winding goes underneath the previous one. After the last winding pull the cock hackle end horizontally towards the vice and perform a few windings of spider web around the wing post (underneath the least winding) and trapping the waste cock hackle at the same time. Be careful not to trap too many hackle fibres. Trim the waste cock hackle.
Finally whip finish the spider web on the wing post and trim. If for any reason there are trapped fibres which point downwards, either trim them with scissors or pick the out with a dubbing needle. Take hold of the wing post, twist it slightly and make one cut across with scissors to trim the post to length.