6/0 UNI-Thread (Light Cahill) on an Umpqua C300BL hook. Build up the back end significantly more than the rest. Half hitch and cut thread.
Danville's 3/0 Brown and fill out rest of the tapered abdomin. Coat entire thread base with a heavy layer of Hard-as-Hull head cement and let dry thoroughly.
natural elk hair so tips are even, then tie in on top of hook shank.
turkey tail feather so the knot is just above the color change in the natural feather fibers. Tie in and trim to proper length. Coat trimmed tips with head cement to keep them durable.
MFC Wing Material (Plain Web) and tie them in on top of elk hair.
badger hackle, then dub the thorax using black Hare-Tron dubbing.
Now tie up a half dozen of these in preparation for the season!
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