back of hook shank with thread, ending at a point just above
where the back of the barb would be (this hook is barbless; if
you have the standard barbed version of the Tiemco 100, or
another brand, the barb should be smashed now). This will be the
tail tie-in point.
a strand of tan antron or sparkle yarn, tease out a small bit
(around 10-15 fibers) and tie it on at the tail tie-in point.
Continue tying it down forward along the shank to about the 1/3
point behind the eye. The purpose for doing this is to form an
even base for the body. Now trim the tail to a length not longer
than the shank. Try to trim it so that not all of the fibers are
the same length. Return the thread to the tail tie-in point.
in the ribbing wire at the tail tie-in point.
three nice, long pheasant tail fibers from the quill, trimming
them close to the quill. Trim the tips slightly, and tie them in
by the tips at the tail tie-in point. Advance the thread to
forward 1/3 point (behind the eye).
the three fibers forward in close wraps, forming a tight body,
ending at the forward 1/3 point. Tie them off there.
the wire forward, spacing the wraps evenly. Only three or four
wraps are needed; any more will add too much weight. Tie it off
at the same point. Now cover the rest of the shank with thread,
to form a base for the wing.
a small bunch of clear antron fibers from a strand of the yarn,
and tie it on at the forward 1/3 point. Don’t go farther
forward than this point. Once it is tied on securely, trim the
butts at an angle close to horizontal, to avoid forming a lump
that would make completing the fly hard. Trim the wing to a
length equal to the shank.
up the tips of two or three CDC feathers. Pinch the feathers
between your thumb and forefinger, and measure them to the same
length as the antron underwing. Tie them in as a bunch at the
same point as the antron underwing was tied in. Once they are
secured in place, trim the butts closely and tie them down. If
tied correctly, the wing should lie directly atop the antron
underwing, and should be the same length.
a thorax of creamy yellow rabbit.
a nice, small head, whip finish, and you're done!