Tie in eyes on top of hook shank at least
quarter inch back from hook eye.. or
you prefer to not use eyes, tie in
end of .015 lead wire and make
10 - 12 wraps, secure and wrap
Advance thread toward rear of hook, tie
end of stiff piece of mono in on
side of hook shank directly over
point of the hook. pull the other
of the mono around to the other
of hook, forming a loop that
back beyond the rear of
hook, perpendicular to the hook.
other end of mono off on other
of hook shank..
Arrange six tan neck hackles for tail
making 2 bunches of 3, each
with all 3 hackles facing the
direction, tie the 2 bunches in
top of the hook shank facing each
so they are NOT splayed to
Tie a bunch of dark brown marabou in
on top of where the tail feathers are
Tie in butt ends of 2 more tan neck
right in front of where
in tail. Palmer forward less
1/4 inch, tie off and secure.
Form a dubbing loop with thread by
your bobbin toward you
a length of thread between
and the hook that is about 8
long, then passing the bobbin
your finger and returning it to
hook. Make thread wraps to to
the thread back to the shank,
advance the thread on bobbin
right behind the hook eye and secure.
should now have an open loop
thread strung between the hook
your finger, about 8 inches long.
Wax the thread of the dubbing loop
dubbing wax. If you don't have
you can substitute almost any
substance like chap stick. I've
used honey in a pinch.
Begin taking small bunches of dog fur
other suitable dubbing material
placing it between the 2 threads
the dubbing loop, starting nearest
hook and working your way out.
this until you have the loop filled
dubbing almost all the way to
finger. If you have a dubbing
hook it on the end of the
and spin. If you don't have
dubbing spinner, you can take a
finisher, hook it onto the end
the loop, and rotate it causing the
of thread to twist with the dubbing
the entire length of dubbed thread
a uniform, chenille like appearance.
Palmer the dubbing loop around the hook
and over and around the eyes
a nice fairly uniform head is formed.
palmering, work from the back to
once a head is formed all the
to the hook eye, tie off the dubbing
right behind the hook eye, and whip
Use the sharp point of a whip finisher or
to pick out the dubbed head making
full, then use scissors to trim to final