Wrap shank of hook with thread
If weight is desired, tie in lead wire 1/3
back from hook eye and wrap
Arrange hackle for tail, white and 1 chartreuse ginger per side,
on the outside. Make
feathers are arranged so that
2 bunches will face each other
not splay outward.
Tie tail feathers on top of the hook
about 1/2 way back.
Either turn fly over in vice, or rotate
rotary vice so that the bottom of the
fly is facing up. Tie in the butt ends
a small bunch of white bucktail
the bottom of the fly, about 1/4
behind the hook eye.
Right the fly in the vice and tie a strip
prismatic mylar, or several strands
flashabou onto each side of the fly.
Tie the butt ends of a small bunch of white
onto each side of the fly over
Make sure the tips of the bucktail
beyond the hook to the rear.
Tie the butt ends of a very small bunch of
bucktail onto top of hook
1/4 inch behind the hook eye.
Tie the butt ends of a slightly larger bunch of blue bucktail in
on top of
Tie 3 or 4 strands of peacock herl on top
the blue bucktail to form dorsal line.
Form head with thread and whip finish.
a marker to color eyes or use
Coat head with 5 minute epoxy and rotate to dry.
Texas Chicken variation, use all yellow
yellow bucktain on the belly section of fly, and pink bucktail for
the side and top of wing. Finish with pink thread.
prevent the long tail from fouling around the hook, once you have
built up the body of the fly with lead wire or thread, you can tie
in the end of a piece of mono near the rear of the hook shank,
loop it around so it extends back beyond the hook, with the loop
perpendicular to the hook, then secure the other end of the mono
back onto the hook shank. Then when you tie in your tail,
make sure it rest on top of this loop