Recipe: Hook: TMC 5262 #8-18 Thread: Tan 6/0 or 8/0 Tail: Mottled Hen Saddle Fibers Rib: Small Gold Wire Abdomen: Hare’s Mask Dubbing Wingcase: Turkey Tail Feather Slip Thorax: Hare’s Mask Dubbing
Start the thread and wrap a thread base back to the bend. Peel off a small clump of mottled hen saddle fibers and measure them against the shank so they are about ½ a shank length long.
Tie the hen fibers in at the bend and wrap forward over the butt ends. Clip the excess hen fibers flush.
Tie in a piece of small gold wire and wrap back over it to the bend.
Dub a tapered abdomen with the Hare’s Mask dubbing.
Spiral wrap the wire forward over the abdomen to the front and tie it off. Clip the excess wire.
Tie in a turkey tail slip on the front edge of the abdomen with the inside of the feather facing up.
Dub the thorax.
Pull the turkey tail slip forward over the top of the thorax and tie it down behind the eye.
Build a smooth thread head, whip finish and clip the thread.
Pick out the dubbing in the thorax with a dubbing brush to simulate legs.