Clamp in the hook and lay the basic wrap up to the hook tip. Include a little Antron as a tail up to a maximum of just behind the hook tip.
Cut off a strand of Antron or Aero Dry Wing and brush with a wire brush. Place the visual aid around the hook and secure it with several eight-windings. Then wrap up the binding thread approx. 2mm at the visual aid to create a base for the hackle.
Select a suitable feather from the cap and pluck out the down and the first fibres. Expose approx. 5mm of the quill.
Tie up the quill starting at the hook eye and then at the base. Then place the tying thread behind the base.
Depending on the size of the fly, tie in two to four fibres of peacock herl. In order to make the fly more durable, twist the peacock herl with the thread into a string.
Wind the string of peacock herl with several turns on top of each other up to the hook eye, so that a somewhat plump body is formed. Tie off the peacock herl and wrap the thread around the base once.
With 5-7 turns of the feather around the base form a hackle collar. Each new turn is placed under the previous one. Then fix the feather with the tying thread around the base.
Cut off the rest of the feather. Bring the tying thread to the hook eye, form a small head and complete with a head knot.
The head knot can be secured with a bit of varnish. Finally, cut the tail behind the hook bend and trim the visual aid to the desired length.
|Tying thread:||6/0 or 8/0 black|
|Hook:||Dry fly hook #14-20|
|Tail:||Antron fluo pink|
|Visual aid:||Aero Dry Wing or Antron – fluo pink, fluo white or fluo orange|
|Hackle:||Cock feather grizzly|