When tying in body elements, wing and legs, make sure you eave
enough of the front of the hook shank bare to have room to
spin the deer hair collar and head.
Wrap rear 2/3 of hook shank with thread.
in tail of red deer hair.
Tie polypropylene yarn to hook shank, mid
pull yarn strait back past bend of
While holding yarn strait back,
thread over yarn all the way back
bend of hook.
Tie in Brown Saddle Hackle just ahead of
Fold yarn forward so that only a short butt
doubled yarn extends back beyond
bend. Advance thread to front of
over yarn, secure front end of yarn.
Palmer brown hackle forward over yarn to
ribbing, and tie off.
Tie a small bunch of yellow deer hair in
ahead of where yarn is secured
tips pointing to the back of the
to form under-wing.
Cut a section of turkey feather to shape
place over deer hair under-wing to
wing. Tie off and secure.
Using 2 or 3 pheasant tail feather fibers
leg, knot to form the rear kicker
After knotting I like to coat legs
clear nail polish to keep rigid and
Tie legs in on either side of
In front of where legs and body elements
tied in, hold a small bunch of deer
on top of the hook with butt ends
toward and extending to the
eye. Make a couple of wraps with
then tighten to flare. Advance the
through and to the front of the deer
With your left hand, pull the now
butt ends toward the back of the
make several thread wraps tight to
deer hair to secure.
Begin stacking deer hair, yellow on the
bottom and natural for the top
most of the bulk, to form head.
finished stacking hair all the
to the eye of the hook. Whip
then use a razor blade and
scissors to shape head.